Graduation Project

UNSPLASH

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board abolished the district's graduation project Tuesday. But district leaders say they won’t stop pushing students to learn research and presentation skills. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' graduation project is almost certain to come to an end Tuesday, though it may be reborn in a new form.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is preparing to drop its required graduation project after state lawmakers mandated that they pay up to $75 reimbursement for low-income students.

The change was part of a bill that passed this summer to reduce standardized testing.

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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.