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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 city’s largest health fair for uninsured children drew crowds large enough to sporadically stop traffic on North Tryon Street in the University City area Saturday, with some families showing up as early as 5:30 a.m. to wait in line for free health care.

View 2013-14 school racial breakdown, enrollment

See a school-by-school breakdown of demographics 2013-14 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

North Carolina teachers struggling with low salaries and repeated pay freezes are being lured from the state with an appealing offer: For a substantial raise, come teach in Texas.

The N.C. House approved a charter school bill 62-36 Friday after partisan debate over whether it exposes gay students to discrimination and provides appropriate disclosure of salaries paid with public money.

Conflict over disclosure of charter-school salaries flared anew Thursday as House Democrats said a Senate-approved bill shields for-profit management companies from revealing who they hire and how much they pay.

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See 2013 academic performance for CMS and Mecklenburg charter schools.

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