Nationwide, 1.5 million schoolchildren are acquiring their own kind of kitchen table wisdom. Federal data show a record number of American children have joined the ranks of the homeschooled, foregoing bus rides and backpacks for an unencumbered amble down the stairs.
As they study English literature and math algorithms at the kitchen table, these children are proof positive of the richness of educational freedom. The latest numbers — from spring 2007 — were published this June in the U.S. Department of Educations annual report, The Condition of Education. The data reveal a marked shift in the way American children are educated: between 1999 and 2007, homeschooled students nearly doubled in number.
In North Carolina, homeschooling has grown even faster. State figures show the number of homeschooled students more than tripled between 1999 and 2007-08. […]
by James Willamor
Gov. Bev Perdue announced that state and local law enforcement officers cited 1,340 motorists for driving while impaired during the “Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker” campaign, which ran June 29-July 5. A total of 53,614 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide.
“Thanks to law enforcement officers’ continued dedication to […]
Jordan Lloyd of Matthews will appear on her first episode of Big Brother on CBS tonight at 8 pm. Lloyd, 22, currently lives in a small apartment with her mom and brother, but if she wins the reality show, will put a down payment on new house for her mom.
CMS will hold two summer commencement ceremonies for 390 graduates on Monday, Aug. 3. The ceremonies will be held at Bojangles’ Coliseum (2700 E. Independence Blvd.) at 10 am and 1 pm.
Here are the schools participating in the graduation ceremonies: […]
Performing and literary artists can apply for up to $5,000 to support their artistic development through the Regional Artist Project Grant program.
The grant application deadline is Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at noon. Applications and guidelines are available at www.ArtsAndScience.org.
Artists who have lived in the counties of Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford, and York for one year are eligible to apply. […]
A new Civitan Luncheon club is forming in Matthews. Club organizers invite community residents to attend organizational meetings held at Beantown Tavern. The club meets on Wednesdays from 12 till 1 pm. Once the club becomes officially chartered, the meetings will change to twice a month.
Civitan is a worldwide organization of everyday citizens who want to make a difference in their community. Members enjoy personal and professional development opportunities while focusing on helping others. Civitan’s major emphasis is to help people with development disabilities. Civitan funds the Civitan International Research Center, a developmental disability research and treatment facility located at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. […]