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Back-to-school hotline to open July 20

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will open the back-to-school information hotline (980-343-5335) on Monday, July 20. Customer-service representatives will answer questions from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday (CMS is on a four-day work week through Aug. 13). On Monday, Aug. 17, the information hotline will begin operating Monday through Friday through Sept. 4. The […]

By |July 16th, 2009|Schools|0 Comments

CMS notes: Registering for school, Merit Scholars, and surplus auction

Still haven’t registered your child for school? It’s not too late. Also, CMS announced its Merit Scholars for this year–none from Butler or Independence, however. Finally, CMS’ surplus auction ends this Friday. Better hurry if you want some deals. […]

By |July 14th, 2009|Schools|1 Comment

Homeschooled children benefit from kitchen table wisdom

by foreversouls
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 |July 13th, 2009|Schools|0 Comments

Summer graduation to be held August 3

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: […]

By |July 6th, 2009|Schools|0 Comments