CMS equity report: What are the per pupil costs at individual schools?

Sometimes it seems like the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are not forthcoming with financial information. That’s understandable. Education data can be extremely complicated and confusing. CMS is attempting to pull back the curtain an inch or two with the recent release of its 2010 Equity Report. What schools receive the most money per pupil? Here’s your chance to compare and contrast every school in the system. To view the full report, go to the CMS website.

“The rationale is that all that information is in the CMS Equity Report,” explained Lauren Bell, the district’s public information officer told the Carolina Journal. “Now you can just go to one place where the data is easy to understand, explained in common language, and find anything you need to know about that school.”

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Mint Hill Arts is calling for photographers

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An orchid at the Stowe Botanical Garden.

Mint Hill Arts’ intake for its annual photography show is open to everyone and will take place this Friday, February 4, from 4-6 pm and Saturday, February 5, from 10 am to 12 pm in the gallery. Here’s the details:

ll members and non-members are invited to enter up to six (6) pieces. All photographs using conventional or ‘unconventional’ photography techniques, computer generated images and computer enhanced images will be accepted. There are no size restrictions. If it fits through the door, we will display it! Continue reading

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Fiddlin’ Dwight Moody to perform live on radio this weekend

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Moody stands in front of his trusty Jeep last year in Mint Hill. He still travels thousands of miles a year to perform.

If you missed long-time Mint Hill area resident Dwight Moody at the Armed Forces Museum and Archive of the Carolinas show last weekend in Indian Trail, you have another opportunity to hear the master bluegrass fiddler showcase his talents. This weekend, The North Carolina Fiddler & Friends will be live, on WSVS-Am, 800 in Crewe , Virginia. Moody will play Saturday February 5, 2011 from 12 noon until 1 pm. He will be on the “Noonday Hoedown Show” with Mel Payne. You can go to www.wsvsam.com and follow the link to listen to the show.

The Mint Hill Times interviewed Moody last year about his many decades-long career in music. After the break, read the interview in its entirety. Continue reading

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