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‘Motown’ brought funk uptown

‘Motown’ brought funk uptown

PNC’s 2014-15 Broadway Lights Series with Blumenthal Performing Arts went out on a high note – literally and figuratively – with “Motown The Musical.” “Motown” brings the music and artists… Read more »

Polo Ridge teacher accused of possession of child pornography

Polo Ridge teacher accused of possession of child pornography

Fifth grade Polo Ridge Elementary School teacher Timothy Olson Scott was arrested by the Union County Sheriff’s Department about two weeks before the start of school and charged with possession… Read more »

DPI to study new testing assessment model

DPI to study new testing assessment model

Although many teachers and families across the state express distaste for standardized testing, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) plans to add multiple, shorter tests throughout the year,… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Ardrey Kell student paints hope for children’s future

Student Spotlight: Ardrey Kell student paints hope for children’s future

Ardrey Kell High School junior Sneha Mehrotra picked up a paintbrush in the hopes of helping children across the world. Sneha placed third in U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger’s 2015 Congressional… Read more »

Bracing for impact: TAs in too deep

Bracing for impact: TAs in too deep

Imagine just starting your job for the year and realizing it might only last two weeks. That’s what teacher assistants (TAs) across the state, including in Mecklenburg County, might have… Read more »

Rea View third-grader gives families place to sleep

Rea View third-grader gives families place to sleep

Eight-year-old Mackenzie Steele believes no child deserves to sleep on the floor, and she’s vowed to do something about it. The Rea View Elementary School third-grader dedicated her summer to… Read more »

Yawn! Doctors suggest students receive more sleep

Yawn! Doctors suggest students receive more sleep

Students should receive around nine to 10 hours of sleep each night, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, but some experts say many children don’t get enough… Read more »

NCDPI to require hand signal to increase school bus safety

NCDPI to require hand signal to increase school bus safety

Beginning next year, state school bus drivers will increase safety standards, but drivers might start a new standard crossing signal process this fall. Five North Carolina students were injured by… Read more »

Back to School checklist

Back to School checklist

Doesn’t Staples tell us the “most wonderful time of the year” is almost here? Parents are getting ready to shout with joy as students who’ve been home all summer are… Read more »

Teachers see STEM come to life

Teachers see STEM come to life

For the past two weeks, Charlotte-Mecklenburg middle and high school teachers have gone into STEM fields to explore “real world” applications of the concentrations. Math, science and career and technical… Read more »