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Several hundred South Mecklenburg High School students defied school faculty by walking out of class Friday morning, chanting and waving Mexican national flags and at times causing chaos according to students on social media.

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Crime is down slightly in North Carolina schools, but overall, offenses in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools are up.

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Many teachers across the state are set to get belated Christmas gifts in the form of merit bonuses, pending a vote this week by the state board of education.

General Assembly members approved nearly $14 million last year to reward teachers whose students showed growth in third-grade reading and passed advanced placement and international baccalaureate exams.

The superintendent of the school system that serves Hagerstown, Maryland, is the next superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The CMS board Tuesday announced the hiring of Clayton Wilcox. He begins July 1.

Community meeting on magnet school assignment plan
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Charlotte Mecklenburg School board approved a student assignment plan for the district’s magnet programs Wednesday night. The process involved about 18 months of discussions, community meetings and hearings.

In an effort to diversify magnet schools, the CMS board will begin placing heavy priority on a student's socio-economic status in student assignment decisions. That's part of the first phase of the board's student re-assignment plan passed unanimously Wednesday night.

Among the factors the district will take into account are income, parents' education levels, and English language fluency. The changes will only affect students applying to enter magnet programs.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members last night had positive reviews for a plan to diversify magnet schools based on socioeconomic status. Under that plan, the lottery system would be overhauled to encourage a balanced mix of students from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Many entry requirements would be dropped and transportation zones would be enlarged in order to draw from a more diverse pool of students. 

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CMS is getting ready to roll out its full plan to diversify magnet schools Tuesday evening. Several CMS board members met Monday morning to go over the details.

Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino is hinting that the men's and women's basketball tournaments in the collegiate sports league could be moved from Asheville over concerns with North Carolina’s House Bill 2. Iamarino made his comments to the Asheville Citizen-Times yesterday, less than 24 hours after the NCAA pulled seven championship events out of North Carolina citing House Bill 2.

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North Carolina schools got their report cards Thursday, and for the most part, state standardized test scores are up slightly. That's true in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools as well.

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