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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is looking for solutions to keep kids from missing school after several years without improvement, Superintendent Ann Clark said Friday.
Parents have been complaining at least since the 1990s about the proliferation of school testing, which they say limits classroom creativity and puts too much pressure on children.

Representatives of about two dozen charter schools in the Charlotte area will tell parents about their programs at a hotel in the University City area Thursday evening.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will focus on literacy and developing talented leaders in the coming year, and the district is positioned to make more progress in student achievement, Superintendent Ann Clark said Thursday at the district’s State of our Schools speech.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board had favored launching a national search for a new superintendent for weeks and never discussed making Ann Clark the long-term leader of the district, school board leaders said Wednesday.

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