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MONROE – Staff with Union County Public Schools engages with Dennis Joyner almost daily regarding COVID-19, but members of the school board continue to be perplexed by the public health director's guidance.

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CHARLOTTE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools decided on boundaries Nov. 9 for a 45-classroom building on the Mint Hill Middle School campus that will relieve overcrowding at Bain, Lebanon Road and Piney Grove elementary schools starting in the 2022-23 school year.

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While remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic lowered reported instances of bullying, some parents fear that, for some students, going back to school will mean going back to being bullied – even if they are taking their classes online.

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WINGATE – It’s been five years since Wingate University began offering what piano professor David Brooks calls “the lowest-stress, highest-reward competition that most young musicians will ever encounter.”

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Middle school students at Providence Day followed the lead of international artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein in turning a BMW into a work of art. They designed a custom wrap for a BMW i3 electric car.

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The pandemic has disrupted all or parts of three academic years for students. Not surprisingly, there’s a lot of confusion about COVID-19 student loan policies and the possibility of debt forgiveness. During this stressful time for student loan borrowers, criminals are using your confusion a…

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CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted at its Oct. 12 meeting to increase hourly rates for bus drivers. 

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We don’t lack for crises these days, but one in particular affects North Carolina’s youngest citizens, their families and the people who care for them.

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MONROE – The Union County Board of Education will hold a public hearing Oct. 12 to receive public comments on the proposed voting maps as a result of population changes following the 2020 U.S. Census.

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MIAMI – With parents increasingly worried their children are missing out on learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new online guide makes it easier than ever before for families to access cost-free online tutoring programs for their kids.

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CHARLOTTE – Charlotte Parent offers families the opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from Charlotte-area private and public charter schools in one afternoon.

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CHARLOTTE -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools attributes lower end-of-course performance among all demographic subgroups in nearly all grade levels and subjects during 2020-21 to challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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CHARLOTTE – Ericia Turner told the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education on Aug. 24 that she couldn't wait to start her new role as district athletics director, but she also had something else on her mind.

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Ardrey Kell High School’s Marine Corps JROTC program participated in a community service event Aug. 19 in support of the Second Harvest Food Bank. Cadets sorted and discarded can goods and non-perishables food items for families in need. Photos courtesy of James Barksdale

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Editor’s note: Jennifer De La Jara, a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education, took time from a meeting this month to express how the community can move forward on issues of racism and sexual assault. Her remarks were edited slightly for clarity. 

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MONROE – Union County Public Schools will hold a job fair to fill transportation and school nutrition services positions. Full- and part-time positions are available in the following areas: bus drivers, bus driver trainees, cafeteria managers and school nutrition assistants.

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CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted July 30 to approve universal face coverings in all schools and educational office buildings for the 2021-22 year, effective immediately.

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Students in Ardrey Kell High School's Marine Corps JROTC program presented the colors during a Purple Heart Homes event July 22. The cadets got to see the nonprofit present a home to a deserving veteran. Photo courtesy of James Barksdale