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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.

Raising The Dropout Age Shows Varied Results

Jun 21, 2017
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In North Carolina, you can legally drop out of high school at the age of 16 – except in two school districts in Catawba County – Newton-Conover City Schools and Hickory Public Schools. Both were given permission to raise the dropout age to 18 three years ago as part of a pilot program. These districts have seen some success, but they don’t owe it all to raising the dropout age. 

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

Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE News

Tuesday night, the CMS school board meets to review the proposed student assignment plan and alternative proposals. The changes planned for William Amos Hough and Hopewell high schools are surely expected to come up.


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Charlotte School of Law students graduated Saturday, after winding down their final exams. 

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' proposed student assignment plan drew a big crowd Tuesday night. So many people turned up, many had to watch the public hearing on TVs outside the meeting chamber. It was an orderly crowd. About 90 people spoke. Many of them supported the plan, but just as many opposed it, mainly because their children would change schools under it. WFAE's Gwendolyn Glenn discusses the meeting with Morning Edition host Marshall Terry. 

Lisa Worf

Those who hope new CMS school boundaries will go a long way to breaking up concentrations of poverty will likely be disappointed Tuesday night. That's when CMS Superintendent Ann Clark releases her recommendations for how to proceed with the district's student assignment plan.   

Here's Why Neighborhood School Advocates May Like New CMS Boundary Plan

Apr 21, 2017
woman at school board meeting
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Those who have worried that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ long-awaited boundary proposal would disrupt their schools and neighborhoods will likely be relieved when Superintendent Ann Clark unveils it Tuesday, two board members say.

But others, who have spent two years pushing for a plan to break up racial and economic isolation in dozens of high-poverty urban schools, are likely to be disappointed.

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Driving a school bus is important work with a lot of responsibility. Drivers have to get students to and from school, safely and on time. The hours are odd, a lot of patience is required and the pay isn't great. All reasons CMS officials often struggle to fill the positions, especially this year.

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