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Weigh in on high-poverty schools

The Swann Fellowship is inviting anyone with an interest in public education to a Thursday morning discussion about how to teach kids in high-poverty schools.

The nonprofit fellowship, named for the family that sued to desegregate Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in the 1960s, has fought for racial and economic diversity in schools. But a paper written by board member Mickey Aberman, a lawyer and CMS parent, starts with the premise that high-poverty schools are a reality that the district must figure out how to cope with.

The discussion, at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Martin's Church, 1510 E. Seventh St., will be based on Aberman's report. Read it at