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Local grad follows dreams to NYU

Local grad follows dreams to NYU

School hasn’t always been easy for recent Ardrey Kell High School graduate Viktoriya Berdan. The south Charlotte Polo Ridge resident moved with her parents and sister to the United States… Read more »

Twin Scouts push each other to succeed

Twin Scouts push each other to succeed

Chris and Michael Smith are very driven. The 17-year-old Ardrey Kell High School twins know what it means to be committed, spending their high school careers on the Ardrey Kell… Read more »

School, university partnership to give back to community

School, university partnership to give back to community

Soon Myers Park Traditional School will be home to summer squash, cucumbers, green beans and tomatoes thanks to a new partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council at Queens University… Read more »

Myers Park near top of county’s priority list

Myers Park near top of county’s priority list

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials are wondering why county staff reprioritized a list of proposed projects for the 2015-17 capital improvement plan, but the Myers Park High community isn’t complaining. CMS recently… Read more »

Ballantyne magnet school gets bumped down priority list

Ballantyne magnet school gets bumped down priority list

County staff doesn’t think a proposed magnet school in the Ballantyne area is as important as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leaders do, as evidenced by the 2015-17 capital projects ranking list presented… Read more »

Singing the song of an unsung hero

Singing the song of an unsung hero

Justin Ashley and his students at McAlpine Elementary School are helping to uncover one of North Carolina’s unsung education heroes. When college friend Patrick Phillips of Harrisburg told Ashley, a… Read more »

McKee’s Smith named Teacher of the Year finalist

McKee’s Smith named Teacher of the Year finalist

All students at McKee Road Elementary School know teacher Doug Smith. He’s one of the first faces they see in the morning, always headlining the school’s morning news channel, encouraging… Read more »

‘Knights Fight Hunger’ from home

‘Knights Fight Hunger’ from home

Charlotte Christian students, staff and families worked together last week to make a positive difference in hunger around the world. The Knights Fight Hunger Week, April 8 through 12, was… Read more »

Morrison brings discussion on district’s future to parents

Morrison brings discussion on district’s future to parents

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison is taking his blueprint for the district’s future directly to parents and taxpayers next week when he speaks at a special meeting of the Ballantyne… Read more »

Creating leaders in diversity

Creating leaders in diversity

Beautiful – is it a trait defined as internal or external? Is it gender specific? Does it provoke confidence, comfort or judgment? Those are some questions middle school students from… Read more »

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