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College offers small business classes

College offers small business classes

Gaston College is offering a series of free Small Business Classes to teach efficient business practices. Sessions will be offered January-May at the Lincoln Campus, Room 125, in Lincolnton or… Read more »

District responds to school shooting

District responds to school shooting

CHARLOTTE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools released a statement in response to the Newtown, Conn., shooting that left 26 people dead at an elementary school, including 20 children. The statement read as… Read more »

Morrison marks 100th days  with goals presentation

Morrison marks 100th days with goals presentation

CHARLOTTE – Heath Morrison has released his eight key goals for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools after 100 days in his position at superintendent. Morrison shared his goals in a Nov. 26 presentation… Read more »

Charter school opens for tours

Charter school opens for tours

HUNTERSVILLE – Lake Norman Charter will offer middle and high school tours Thursday mornings through Jan. 31. Middle school tours begin at 8:15 a.m. and high school tours begin at… Read more »

Whitewater Academy students receive thousands of books

Whitewater Academy students receive thousands of books

CHARLOTTE – First Book-Charlotte and the Carolina Panthers donated books to Whitewater Academy on Nov. 30. First Book-Charlotte granted 3,815 books – with a retail value of approximately $15,260 –… Read more »

Poverty rate remains steady in CMS

Poverty rate remains steady in CMS

by Tori Hamby CHARLOTTE – More than half of students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools qualify as impoverished, according to a district-wide report on student poverty. Although the number of students receiving… Read more »

Hybrid schools could be part of CMS’ revamped vision

Hybrid schools could be part of CMS’ revamped vision

by Tori Hamby Thomasboro Academy in west Charlotte isn’t your typical school. Before the bell rings, middle schoolers walk their younger siblings to their classrooms before arriving at their own… Read more »

Belmont Abbey cuts tuition costs by a third

Belmont Abbey cuts tuition costs by a third

BELMONT – Belmont Abbey College recently announced a plan to reduce its tuition beginning next fall to $18,500 a year – a 33-percent cut. The reduction is a savings of… Read more »

Data system switch could mean problems for CMS

Data system switch could mean problems for CMS

by Tori Hamby CHARLOTTE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials say they fear a massive data shift from the state’s existing student information system to a new program could bring big problems…. Read more »

State reports test scores for area schools

State reports test scores for area schools

The grades are in for Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Gaston County schools for the 2011-12 school year. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has released its annual NC School Report Card… Read more »