Education

A new report released by an early childhood education advocacy group, found that 44 percent of elementary schools in North Carolina had chronic absenteeism rates of between 10 percent and 19 percent. That means these students missed 15 or more days of school in a year.

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Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce board members did not come to a consensus Monday night on the nearly $1 billion school bond issue.

Chamber President Bill Russell says members were equally adamant in their support and opposition to the bond plan, so no vote was taken.

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Officials with an organization in South Carolina that tracks recruitment and retention efforts of teachers statewide say more needs to be done to stem the state’s growing teacher shortage.

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Monday is the big day for the total eclipse, but it is also the day that CMS bus drivers will begin practice runs of their routes so any kinks can be worked out. Bus drivers are still needed but district officials say they are in much better shape than this time last year.

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Charlotte School of Law is closed after eight months of fighting to stay open.  The North Carolina Attorney General's Office said Tuesday the for-profit school can no longer operate and, if it tries to, the department will force it to shut down. That's because the school's license has expired. 

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Charlotte School of Law is closing. That's after its license expired last week and the American Bar Association denied the school's plan to move forward. The North Carolina Attorney General's Office said today the school can't operate and, if it does, it will force it to close.

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Updated 10:13 a.m. Aug. 8
Charlotte School of Law said last week it expects to offer students federal loans again in time for the fall semester. To do that, the school has to agree to certain conditions from the U.S. Department of Education. We now have a better idea of what those conditions are.  

Mecklenburg County commissioners Wednesday formally approved a Nov. 7 referendum on $922 million in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools bonds and set a public hearing for Sept. 5. 

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Charlotte School of Law expects to offer federal loans to students for the fall semester. But to stay open, it must convince its state licensor the school is financially stable. That deadline is Tuesday.  

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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.

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