Opportunity Awaits

 

March 20, 2018
Knight Theater/Levine Center for the Arts

6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Believe in Children

“All kids need is
a little help,
a little hope, and
somebody who believes in them.”

Ervin “Magic” Johnson

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NC Class Size Mandate Bill Passes, Concerns Remain

In 2017, the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) passed a bill requiring class sizes for kindergarten through third grade (K-3) to be reduced over the next two years. While lower class sizes can help teachers provide more personalized instruction to children, the...

Know the Signs – Human Trafficking Awareness Month

JANUARY IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH …..and children are among its biggest victims.  Many think it is a problem that only affects third-world countries. The truth is North Carolina is a top-ten state in terms of human trafficking in this country. ...

Council for Children’s Rights names Colleen Mullan Director of Children’s Defense

Council for Children’s Rights (CFCR), a Charlotte non-profit providing advocacy and legal representation programs for children, has named attorney Colleen Mullan to lead its Children’s Defense Team (CDT).   She began her duties as director on January 16. As director,...

Resolved: Children First

by Bob Simmons.  I can’t believe we’re closing in on three years since I started as executive director of Council for Children’s Rights. It seems like yesterday and a lifetime, and I’m grateful for both. To borrow a 1961 phrase from the Peace Corps: It’s the toughest...

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The High Cost of the K-3 Class Size Mandate

by Emily Tamilin In 2017, the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) passed a bill requiring class sizes for kindergarten through third grade (K-3) to be reduced over the next two years. While lower class sizes can help teachers provide more personalized instruction...

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