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Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

CMS’ third lottery for magnet school programs ended last month and district officials say applications are up by 35 percent from last year. The district made changes to the lottery for the magnet program this year to create more diversity at these schools, but it didn’t change things much.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

New Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox is drawing scrutiny for creating a new position in the school system and hiring the husband of his chief of staff to fill it. Both followed him to Charlotte from the Hagerstown, Md., school system.

In an interview with WSOC TV, Wilcox was asked whether the job had been posted, or if the school system had accepted applications from anyone else for the position.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

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.

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

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

Jenna Eason / Charlotte Observer

Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio has proposed a budget for 2018 that includes no property tax increases. It recommends a $15 million increase for CMS, but that's about $12 million short of the $440 million the district requested. 

“This will support the costs of opening new facilities, cost increases for health and retirement benefits, sustaining operations, and a portion of the request to expand student support services, including guidance counselors and social workers," says Diorio. 

Lisa Worf

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.

Lisa Worf / WFAE

CMS now has a student assignment plan after a 6 1/2 hour meeting that was often contentious.

Children are among the 15 injured in a crash that involved a school bus in rush hour traffic Wednesday morning on East Independence near Hawthorne Lane.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools says bus 1654 was bound for Collinswood Elementary School with 14 children onboard when it was involved in the collision at 8:45 a.m.

Lisa Worf / WFAE

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Ann Clark isn't proposing any big changes to her student assignment proposal. The board met Tuesday night to go over potential revisions to the plan, after three weeks of community feedback.

Chris Sgro, executive director of Equality NC and one of North Carolina's loudest opponents of House Bill 2, is leaving his organization later this month.

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