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Sandra and Leon Levine are so impressed with the UNC Charlotte students who have merit scholarships they fund that on Wednesday the Charlotte philanthropists committed $13 million more to renew – and expand – the program at least through 2024.
The donation will fund the merit scholarship program through 2024 and expand the program from 15 students a year to 20.

Penelope Beth Crisp was most recently an academic facilitator at Endhaven Elementary.

Parents of students at the newly opened Palisades Park Elementary School repeatedly asked the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board Tuesday to allow their children to continue in a science, technology, engineering and math program when they get to middle school.

More than 200 employees of Newell Rubbermaid in the Charlotte area spent Tuesday volunteering at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Nearly half of them converged on North Mecklenburg High for the campus beautification project. It was part of a larger day of service for the company’s employees across the world. About 2,500 employees of Atlanta-based Newell Rubbermaid, known for its food storage containers, volunteered in 25 countries, the company said. Observer staff reports

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