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2010-12-28 00:00:38

Absorbent Industries' donation saves schools money by preserving materials Harrisburg, NC (PRWEB) December 27, 2010 During a time when budgets are being slashed, a generous donation to the Cabarrus County Schools will help the school district save money by extending the life of their materials. Absorbent Industries, LLC is donating 300 Dry-Packs Dehumidifier Boxes and 66,000 Moisture Barrier Bags worth $15,297.00 that will allow teachers, librarians and administrative staff preserve...

2008-07-31 12:00:55

By Justin Vick, Independent Tribune, Concord, N.C. Jul. 30--Longtime child care advocate Anne Laukaitis is running for the Cabarrus County Board of Education, making this year's school board ballot the largest in the last decade. Laukaitis, 68, said her interests in public education include the high school dropout rate, early remediation for children with learning disabilities and early education. She will retire at the end of September as executive director of the Cabarrus County...

2008-07-26 15:00:37

By Josh Lanier, Independent Tribune, Concord, N.C. Jul. 25--CONCORD -- The Cabarrus County Board of Education approved transfer measures Thursday for schools that did not meet No Child Left Behind standards for a second consecutive year. W.M. Irvin, Winecoff, Weddington, Coltrane-Webb, Wolf Meadow and Royal Oaks elementary schools failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress as set by NCLB, and parents will have until Aug. 14 to decide if they would like to transfer their children to other...

2008-07-23 12:01:06

By Justin Vick, Independent Tribune, Concord, N.C. Jul. 22--Just 10 of Cabarrus County's 41 public schools performed well enough on standardized tests in 2007-08 to satisfy No Child Left Behind requirements, according to preliminary data released Monday by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Janet Jenkins, student assessment director for Kannapolis City Schools, said there's plenty of information available about schools, recommending parents not draw conclusions on just one piece...

2008-07-09 09:00:50

By Justin Vick, Independent Tribune, Concord, N.C. Jul. 8--CONCORD -- The Cabarrus County Board of Education ballot has begun to take shape, as four familiar faces and two political newcomers filed for candidacy on Monday. Incumbents Holly Blackwelder and Cindy Fertenbaugh will seek re-election, while previous challengers Lew Davidson and David Harrison will campaign once again. Newcomers Dr. Jan van Ravesteyn and Robert Tizon are also running. Five of seven school board seats are up...

2008-06-05 06:00:00

By Gail Smith-Arrants, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jun. 5--The Cabarrus County More at Four preschool program will have 14 sites for 2008-09, including two new locations. Two Dixon Academy sites have been added, said Anne Laukaitis, executive director for the Cabarrus Partnership for Children. More at Four is a collaboration between the Cabarrus Partnership for Children and the Kannapolis City and Cabarrus County school systems. The free, state-funded program is designed to give...


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