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2013-09-19 23:18:50

Stronger partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, earlier launch date and increased marketing contributed to substantial increase in minutes; participation also increased by 10%. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Literacy in Charlotte-Mecklenburg during the summer is increasing, according to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library statistics. This year, more than 24,000 people read 21 million minutes and tracked their reading with the Library’s online summer reading program....

2013-09-05 23:18:32

For the eighth consecutive summer, Y Readers students improved or maintained reading skills through the YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s Y Readers Program. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 While many Charlotteans indulged in traditional summer recreation, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte was hard at work, preparing children for academic success through their nationally renowned Y Readers literacy program. Using the STAR Reader test, the Y reports that 86 percent of its 492 Y Readers...

2011-01-31 10:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The CMS Investment Study Group, a committee of foundation and community leaders established to explore the most effective role for philanthropic giving in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), announced today the creation of a program called Project L.I.F.T. (Leadership and Investment For Transformation). The program will seek to provide $55 million in private funding to support additional services and educational enhancements for CMS students...

2011-01-24 13:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- How do you succeed in building a strong learning environment in challenging times? In the latest District Leaders' Podcast, Dr. Peter C. Gorman, superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in Charlotte, N.C., discusses some of the actions he suggests for districts facing smaller budgets, school closings and staffing issues, while offering advice on a range of educational issues. District Leaders' Podcast is the only national podcast Web site...

2010-09-28 08:31:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Education announced the release of a white paper, "Pathways to High Performance: Turning Around Underperforming Public Schools," co-authored by Arthur Griffin, Jr., senior vice president, Urban Advisory Resource, at McGraw-Hill Education, and James Pughsley, Ed.D, education consultant and former superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The white paper explores the topic of reinvigorating the morale and achievement records of...

2009-06-30 07:20:00

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools computer recovery leads police to more than just stolen computers WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Today at the National Education Computing Conference (NECC), Absolute(R) Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), the leading provider of firmware-based, patented, computer theft recovery, data protection and secure IT asset management solutions announced a successful computer theft recovery investigation for...

2008-08-06 18:00:30

By Eric Frazier, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Aug. 6--When Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools start classes later this month, thousands of incoming kindergarten students will take the critical first step toward their high school diplomas. With that in mind, CMS and Child Care Resources Inc. on Wednesday unveiled a new video series aimed at helping parents, caregivers and teachers get kids ready for that milestone moment. The three-video series, called "Ready, Set, Go!" is presented in...

2008-08-04 12:01:14

By Ann Doss Helms, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Aug. 3--Hoping to move beyond divisive debate over student assignment, the Swann Fellowship is trying to launch a community discussion on how to teach kids in high-poverty schools. Mickey Aberman, a lawyer and Swann board member with three kids in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, has posted a paper with such provocative proposals as rallying businesses to offer $100,000 bonuses to teachers who make the biggest gains with impoverished...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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