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League of Women Voters will hold forum on CMS assignment

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board is working on a months-long review of student assignment.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board is working on a months-long review of student assignment.

The League of Women Voters is hosting a forum Saturday to update the public on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ student assignment review.

The school board is working on guiding principles for changes that will take effect in 2017-18. Board member Tom Tate, who chairs the committee handling that work, is one of the forum speakers.

Others are Matt Ellenwood, a policy analyst at the N.C. Justice Center, and Roslyn Mickelson, a UNC Charlotte sociology professor and co-editor of “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: School Desegregation and Resegregation in Charlotte.”

The forum is 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the YWCA, 3420 Park Road. Details and RSVP: Mary Klenz, klenzmary@gmail.com or 704-542-9858.

Ann Doss Helms: 704-358-5033, @anndosshelms

Learn more

▪ To keep up with the student assignment review: www.cms.k12.nc.us (select “2017-18 Student Assignment Review” under Spotlight).

▪ The board’s policy committee will continue its review of student assignment guiding principles at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12 in Room 528 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St.

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