CMS releases latest new MH high school boundary maps

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools released today its latest versions of boundary maps for the new Mint Hill high school. CMS will announce student placement for the new high school, Butler, Independence, and East Meck at its August 11 meeting. Pick up a copy of today’s Mint Hill Times to read more about the Board of Education’s update on the boundary process at Tuesday’s meeting.

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Parent’s guide rebuts myths about N.C. private schools

Taking a cue from David Letterman, a John Locke Foundation expert has compiled a new top 10 list to battle misconceptions about North Carolina’s private schools. That list makes up the bulk of a new Parent’s Guide to private schools.

“This guide is a first step in a larger effort to correct decades-old misconceptions,” said Terry Stoops, JLF Education Policy Analyst. “As Benjamin Franklin knew, better information leads to better decisions. Better information about our state’s private schools can help families make more informed choices about the kind of schooling that best meets their children’s needs.”

The parent’s guide is based on survey results Stoops compiled this spring from 117 of North Carolina’s private schools. “Results of this first-of-its-kind survey should help lay some popular myths to rest.”

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Gov. Bev Perdue announces sales tax holiday

Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that North Carolinians can save money by purchasing items such as clothing, school supplies and computers during the state’s sales tax holiday that begins on Friday, Aug. 7 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 9.

“Especially during these tough economic times, it’s important that we provide families with a break when it comes to buying school supplies,” said Perdue. “The sales tax holiday will make it easier for families to buy the supplies they need, and I encourage all North Carolinians to take advantage of it.”
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