West Charlotte High School

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First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

CMS unveils Beacon initiative at 14 schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is planning to bring in the University of Virginia to help turn around 14 of its most consistently underperforming schools. Superintendent Heath Morrison and chief school performance officer Kelly Gwaltney laid out their ... [Published Charlotte Observer - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

UNC’s Meeks shows off weight loss, windmill dunk

CHAPEL HILL You might remember a little while back hearing about Kennedy Meeks throwing down a windmill dunk during a North Carolina practice. The way Meeks told the story this month, he broke out the windmill to get the Tar Heels out of running.There ... [Published Charlotte Observer - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

CMS Beacon plan will target 14 low-performing schools for change

Amid a swirl of uncertainty about state testing and school letter grades, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is about to release its own list of 14 chronically struggling schools that will be targeted for intensive aid.The Beacon Initiative will be the latest ... [Published Charlotte Observer - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Summer school projects win $1,450 in real donations

The teens who had just finished trying to persuade a panel of donors to give to food pantry were breathing like they’d just sprinted up a flight of stairs.“I need to sit down,” one said. “My legs are shaking.”The “sharks” reviewing pitches from 30 rising ... [Published Charlotte Observer - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Can grants make CMS schools safer?

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is seeking a little more than $7 million in federal money aimed at making schools safer,  and that launched some interesting discussion about risks and strategies.The school board approved a $2.5 million request to the U.S. ... [Published Charlotte Observer - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Angelo Smith Jr. officially indicted with first-degree murder

A Mecklenburg County grand jury indicted Angelo Smith Jr. last week on a first-degree murder charge in the killing of his girlfriend, Bianca Tanner, according to documents made public Monday.Smith, 30, was arrested shortly after Tanner’s body was found ... [Published Charlotte Observer - Jul 14 2014]

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...6 million from the Department of Justice to "develop knowledge about the specific programs, activities and interventions that improve school safety in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. The researcher will collect evidence and evaluate intervention approaches that enhance school safety"  the summary says

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CMS unveils Beacon initiative at 14 schools [Published Charlotte Observer - Aug 13 2014]
UNC’s Meeks shows off weight loss, windmill dunk [Published Charlotte Observer - Jul 28 2014]
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Summer school projects win $1,450 in real donat... [Published Charlotte Observer - Jul 24 2014]
Can grants make CMS schools safer? [Published Charlotte Observer - Jul 23 2014]
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