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Big Blue Marble Academy Park Crossing students show off donations collected for Operation Christmas Child. Locations in Charlotte, Rock Hill, Waxhaw and Wesley Chapel took part in the campaign from Nov. 14 to 21. Photo courtesy of Big Blue Marble Academy

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HAMLET – Associate-degree graduates of Richmond Community College can earn a bachelor’s at Wingate University for $2,500 per year or less, thanks to a new partnership between the two institutions. The Gateway Scholarship was announced Nov 16  by Wingate University President Rhett Brown and R…

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It’s no secret that Wingate attracts a lot of students who live near its Union County campus. But one of the fastest-growing groups of students is the university’s international population, with enrollment of those from outside the U.S. more than doubling from 2020 to 2022.

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The Venezuelan economy has tanked, President Nicolás Maduro has fled the capital and a trio of would-be successors are laying claim to the presidency. A Molotov cocktail thrown into that already delicate situation is news that a shipload of weapons is heading to the country from China.

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As our nation prepares to honor our military veterans on Veterans Day, it’s also important to acknowledge the contribution of veterans to our workforce. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there were 8,918,000 veterans in the labor force in 2020. Approximately one in every 19 employee…

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As parents head to the polls, often inside schools, I want you to remember this physical location is something charter schools struggle to secure. That’s because most charter school leaders can’t find funding for the buildings. And I’m talking about public schools here.

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WINGATE – Wingate University rolled out the blue carpet on Friday night for 11 successful alumni. During the annual Blue Carpet Gala, five distinguished alumni were honored for their postgraduation contributions and six former student-athletes were inducted into the Wingate Sports Hall of Fame.

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MONROE – Central Academy of Technology & Arts educators Jon Hidalgo and David Humphries are two of 59 teachers selected across the U.S. to have earned the 2022-23 Outstanding Project Lead The Way Teacher award. 

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CHARLOTTE – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has identified six key strategies to get one-quarter of all Math I students to score at college and career level on end-of-grade tests by October 2024. 

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Editor’s note: Elyse Dashew, who chairs the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education,  gave these remarks during the Sept. 28  meeting. 

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WINGATE – The U.S. needs more nurses but high school students looking toward a nursing career aren’t guaranteed to get into a nursing program. In fact, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing reported that four-year institutions alone turned away more than 80,000 applicants last year…

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Having worked in education for more than 30 years, I often hear parents proclaim their child attends a great school, while others lament that their school falls short. My first thought is, “How do you know? I often ask the parent if their school has a stated mission statement and core values…

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Twenty-two cadets with Ardrey Kell High School’s Marine Corps JROTC program participated in a community service event at Loaves and Fishes. Cadets sorted, packed and stored canned goods and perishable food items by date. Photos courtesy of James E. Barksdale

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CHARLOTTE – Since transitioning to NCAA Division I, philanthropic support for Queens University’s' athletic programs has tripled, with signs of even more growth on the horizon. The university has received $2 million in philanthropic contributions in support of the move.