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A Mecklenburg County commissioner says a flier published by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools about the impact of a sales tax increase is improper politicking.
Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.

A West Charlotte High student was struck by a car while crossing Beatties Ford Road just before 7 a.m. Friday, the second incident on the same stretch of road during the first week of school. She was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Starting this fall, transcripts for graduates of UNC-Chapel Hill with include context about average grades awarded in each class. The practice is a response to the nationally acknowledged problem of grade inflation.

As he walked down the second-grade hallway passing out school supplies at Billingsville Elementary on Friday afternoon, Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis had the same message as he left each classroom.

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

Superintendent Heath Morrison and other CMS leaders proudly reported that there were no issues wi...

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