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A Garinger High student struck by a car Thursday in east Charlotte has died.

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Last year four suburban towns and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools were locked in a ferocious clash. Today it’s more like a wary truce. 

When the district's Municipal Education Advisory Committee met to talk about school safety Thursday morning, it was almost hard to recall the drama of 2018.

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Jarod Brown loves the sunlight streaming into his new automotive technology classroom at North Mecklenburg High. But even with the natural light he insisted on when Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools designed the building, you can tell his students can’t wait to get away from their desks and into the shop.

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Donevin Hoskins, a former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools administrator now working in Guilford County, was named principal of West Charlotte High on Tuesday.

New cabinet named by CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston.
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This story was updated at 12 p.m. Sept. 11.

Superintendent Earnest Winston named a new cabinet Tuesday, promoting experienced Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools staff to key positions.

Students in Leslie Nielsen's class at Community House Middle School in Charlotte work on posters seeking gift cards for Ocracoke School, which was damaged during Hurricane Dorian.
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A south Charlotte middle school teacher has launched a drive to get aid to a tiny island school hard hit by Hurricane Dorian. She says she learned an important lesson from last year's hurricane aid effort.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board approved construction contracts for two new foreign-language magnet schools Tuesday.

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When the state posts enrollment tallies this fall, it’s a safe bet that the three biggest schools in North Carolina will be Ardrey Kell, South Mecklenburg and Myers Park high schools. They’re all south of uptown Charlotte, and each of them draws more than 3,000 students.

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This week Governor Roy Cooper signed a law that will eliminate some of North Carolina’s high school exams – and may force Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to make a tough decision. 

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North Carolina's annual release of test scores and graduation rates for more than 2,500 public schools provides a snapshot of inequality — and a study in the slow pace of progress.

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Just over 200 of North Carolina's 2,500 public schools earned A's from the state this year, and about half as many received an F.

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The chance to serve on a 41-person committee overseeing equity in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is shaping up to be a hot ticket for people who care about public education.

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There's new training available for police officers charged with keeping students safe in Charlotte.

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board is taking nominations for a panel to oversee equity in public education.

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If you’ve followed the news about North Carolina teacher pay over the last few months you might think educators are feeling a bit better about their paychecks as schools open.

You’d be wrong. They’ve been promised raises, but so far they haven’t gotten a penny of extra pay.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools is the subject of twelve current investigations by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. According to the Charlotte Observer, complaints in those cases accuse the district of violating the civil rights of students with disabilities or special needs. 

A new lawsuit alleges Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools knew of a Spanish-language volunteer’s criminal background years before he was accused of sexually assaulting a first-grader last year.

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Along with “The dog ate my homework,” teachers in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools may hear a new excuse from students this year: “My parents didn’t hear the bus coming.”

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South Charlotte’s social media lit up this weekend with reports that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has chosen a site for a new southern high school. But the school board member who represents that area says it’s not a done deal.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members talked about stability when they gave Earnest Winston a three-year contract as superintendent earlier this month. But it turns out fine print in that contract means he doesn’t have much job security. 

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