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Myrick signs onto bi-partisan (!!) affordable housing bill

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) has joined the entire North Carolina Congressional delegation in supporting an affordable housing bill that will allow nonprofit organizations to promote responsible homeownership for low-income and disabled individuals and families.

The Nonprofit Mortgage Licensing Clarification Act, H.R. 4400, was introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler (NC-11), and amends the Secure and Fair Enforcement (S.A.F.E.) for Mortgage Licensing Act to exempt nonprofit groups – such as Habitat for Humanity – from certain regulations and federal licensing requirements.

“Even before I was elected Mayor of Charlotte, I was involved with Habitat for Humanity,” Rep. Myrick said. […]

By |February 1st, 2010|Washington|0 Comments

North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools holds two regional meeting

The North Carolina Alliance for Public Charter Schools  recently held two “Regional Roundtable” meetings in the state. They were part of a planned four school tour to reach out and listen to needs of charter school leaders.

Stops included Raleigh Charter High School and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in Henrietta, NC. One third of the state’s charters were represented at these two productive meetings. The Alliance plans to hold another eastern area discussion next followed by a Charlotte school hosting principals and school board members. […]

By |February 1st, 2010|Schools|0 Comments

CMS to remain open, weekend activities will be canceled

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will operate today under a normal schedule. Schools with scheduled evening activities will continue at their regular times with the exception of the West Charlotte and Mooresville Senior High basketball game at Mooresville which has been cancelled. Due to concerns about inclement weather in the Charlotte metro region overnight and Saturday, all scheduled […]

By |January 29th, 2010|Schools|0 Comments

Indy students earn college credit

As of January 15, 28 juniors and seniors at Independence High School will have a college transcript to add to their high school transcript when they mail their college applications. These students participated in an online course 1st semester known as iSchool. Twenty-nine students participated in 32 classes and earned at least one college credit through the University of North Carolina @ Greensboro.
Independence introduced the Dual Enrollment program in the Spring of 2009 when Cynthia Wellner, AVID Coordinator at Independence, learned of the opportunity and launched it by offering it to a small group of AVID students. […]

By |January 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments