Gwendolyn Glenn

Reporter

Gwendolyn is an award-winning journalist who has covered a broad range of stories on the local and national levels. Her experience includes producing on-air reports for National Public Radio and she worked full-time as a producer for NPR’s All Things Considered news program for five years. She worked for several years as an on-air contract reporter for CNN in Atlanta and worked in print as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, The Washington Post and covered Congress and various federal agencies for the Daily Environment Report and Real Estate Finance Today. Glenn has won awards for her reports from the Maryland-DC-Delaware Press Association, SNA and the first-place radio award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

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For colleges and universities, foreign students add to their students’ global experience, but they are also a major money generator. Many pay cash and all are charged the higher out-of-state tuition fees. The number of foreigners applying to U.S. colleges was on the rise, but since the Trump Administration issued a travel ban on some Muslim countries and tightened up the visa process, many schools have seen a drop in applications, including some in the Charlotte area.

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North Carolina’s attorney general and 18 other AGs are suing the U.S. Department of Education for indefinitely delaying enforcement of rules that would give protections to students who attend for-profit colleges.

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Monday was Clayton Wilcox’s first full day on the job as CMS superintendent. He was sworn in that morning after spending almost four months learning how the district operates and observing the often contentious student assignment plan process.

Charlotte School of Law is in the Charlotte Plaza Building at 201 S. College St.
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Charlotte School of Law’s future looks bleaker as officials struggle to meet an August 10 deadline to show it’s financially strong and academically sound. The deadline was issued Wednesday by a UNC Board of Governor’s committee. If it's not met, the school’s license could be revoked.

Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
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Saturday is the second anniversary of the shootings in which nine people were murdered at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.

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An after school program that serves low-income students may be cut if the Trump Administration has its way.  

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Monday, the Supreme Court struck down 28 legislative districts in North Carolina, saying race was the predominant factor in unconstitutionally drawing district lines. The districts were redrawn by Republicans in 2011. Five of those districts are in Mecklenburg County. 

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It was a long and often contentious night for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools board members Wednesday as they voted to approve a student assignment plan that takes effect in 2018.  There was agreement on parts of the plan but also close votes along racial lines, including a failed motion to delay a decision on the plan for a couple of weeks.

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Some controversial parts of the proposed student assignment plan for Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools are being revised in preparation for a board vote on it Wednesday night.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members are set to vote on the controversial student assignment plan on Wednesday. If approved, 7,100 students -- 5 percent of CMS’ enrollment -- would shift to new schools. Most are elementary students, such as those at three prek-8 schools in West Charlotte. The plan would break these schools up, but many parents find the proposed changes unsettling.

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