Education

Education

Set those alarm clocks: Most classes start on Aug. 29

The 2016-2017 school year begins Monday for most public schools in the North Carolina – that includes 2,477 regular public schools, 167 charter schools and one regional school. While the number of students remains relatively flat this year, the amount of state money invested in public education continues to grow.

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Charlotte woman receives Opportunity Scholarship for two sons to attend Male Leadership Academy

Chidarrell Palmer-Glaze said she has always wanted to send her children, Ellijah Palmer, 10, and Cail Glaze, 7, to private school but never thought she would be able to afford it. Thanks to North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship, designed to help low-income parents move kids from public to private school, she now has enrolled them in Charlotte's Male Leadership Academy.
Justine Miller jmiller@mcclatchy.com
Charlotte woman receives Opportunity Scholarship for two sons to attend Male Leadership Academy 1:48

Charlotte woman receives Opportunity Scholarship for two sons to attend Male Leadership Academy

Myths and misunderstandings on CMS transgender plan 4:14

Myths and misunderstandings on CMS transgender plan

Teens want party politics at Providence High 1:36

Teens want party politics at Providence High

Johnson C. Smith celebrates 150 years 1:39

Johnson C. Smith celebrates 150 years