The Charlotte Executive Leadership Council, formed last year by some of the city’s top executives, will pay for a $500,000 study of expanding access to early-childhood education in Mecklenburg County. Mecklenburg County commissioners’ Chair Trevor Fuller has called for universal pre-kindergarten education.
Electrolux, which has its North American headquarters in Charlotte, reported earnings Friday that topped Wall Street expectations thanks to a focus on higher margin appliances. But the Swedish appliance maker lowered its outlook for its North American business.
As a massive new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools magnet school plan takes shape, skeptics are asking if it will drain struggling high-poverty neighborhood schools of their brightest students and most engaged families.