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Soldiers at Fort Bragg will soon be able to receive a master’s degree from Northeastern University’s Charlotte campus. It won’t require many trips off the base. 

At least twenty soldiers will begin pursuing Masters in Project Management through Northeastern in January. The program includes courses both offered online and on the base where students can meet potential employers.

CEO of Northeastern’s Charlotte campus Cheryl Richards says it’s a fast-track program designed specifically for soldiers who want to transition out of the military.   

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Teachers are learning a new way to teach students in the nine Project LIFT schools in CMS. Directions are often scripted and praise is kept to a minimum in an effort to manage classroom behavior. It’s called No Nonsense Nurturing. 


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As Veteran’s Day is celebrated nationwide, locally, officials at Johnson C. Smith University used the occasion to unveil new services the school is offering former military students.

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There's a technology gap in Mecklenburg County for some local students - not at school, but at home. A North Mecklenburg group is trying to close that digital divide. And now it has been recognized as the most innovative in the nation.

A Davidson group called E2D - for Eliminate the Digital Divide - has made big strides over the past three years in closing the gap between technology haves and have-nots in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Founded three years ago, E2D provides free computers to families that lack them, along with training and low-cost internet access.

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A video from a Columbia, SC, high school has gone viral, and it’s a hard one to watch. It all started Monday when a black student at Spring Valley High School was asked to get up and leave her math class after both her teacher and the assistant principal asked her to stop disruptive behavior—texting on her phone. 

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CMS board members hope to involve city, county, and town leaders in a discussion about re-drawing school boundaries.  To kick that off, they invited their fellow elected officials to hear about the area’s changing demographics Tuesday, but only a handful showed up.

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The CMS board is looking at how to re-draw boundary lines for schools.  It’s clear magnets and creating more diversity in schools will have a higher priority than in the current student assignment plan.  The board’s policy committee met Thursday to discuss two proposals to guide that process.

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The CMS board is once again looking at adding magnet programs for students to choose from.  Superintendent Ann Clark told the board she wants to start several of them over the next few years and get rid of shuttle stops. 

WFAE's Lisa Worf joins Morning Edition host Marshall Terry in the studio. 

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board has some big decisions to make over the next year.  Who should be the next superintendent?  How should new boundaries for schools be drawn?  We put those questions and others to the nine candidates running for three at-large seats on the board.  

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A number of controversial bills are before the North Carolina House today. They include stripping some key powers from municipalities and making school districts give more to charter schools. The House will reconvene at 7 o’clock Tuesday night. Joining All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey to catch us up on what’s happened so far are WFAE’s Tom Bullock and Lisa Worf. 

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