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The Effects of a Positive School Environment

The Effects of a Positive School Environment

Summer 2019: Camara’s Adventures in the Queen City  |  Part 5 School Environment is not something we talk about often. However, it is critical to consider because, when school environment is positive and supportive, it promotes students’ academic,...

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Independence Day: Independence for Whom?

Independence Day: Independence for Whom?

Summer 2019: Camara’s Adventures in the Queen City  |  Part 4 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the...

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Different Worlds

Different Worlds

Summer 2019: Camara’s Adventures in the Queen City  |  Part 2 After arriving in Charlotte, and beginning to live in Myers Park for the summer, I realized that I entered into an entirely new world. I am seeing first hand why Charlotte is referred to as two...

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Summer 2019: Camara’s Adventures in the Queen City

Summer 2019: Camara’s Adventures in the Queen City

Hello everyone! My name is Camara Angelique Wooten and, this summer, I am interning with the Research and Policy team at Council for Children’s Rights. I am a rising senior at Duke University and aspire to one day become an Obstetrician-Gynecologist, while...

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Let’s not Raise the Age in name only

Let’s not Raise the Age in name only

March 2019 UpdateIn December 2019, 16- and 17-year-olds in North Carolina will be absorbed in the juvenile court system where they can engage in rehabilitative services with family involvement. We applaud the inclusion of 16- and 17-year-olds in a system...

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Staff Highlight: Patti Tutone

Staff Highlight: Patti Tutone

We are giving a big shout out to this month’s Staff Highlight, Patti Tutone! With a smile for everyone, a quick laugh and a can-do attitude, Patti is always a good time to be around! Does it surprise you that she is an active member of our office’s Social...

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Summer in the City: Resilience

Summer in the City: Resilience

by Ella LaRose, summer intern This week I had the privilege of watching Resilience held at a local auditorium. Resilience is a one hour film about the 1995 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Kaiser...

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CMS is Staying Cool with Summer Meals

CMS is Staying Cool with Summer Meals

Schools out for summer!    But while that creates excitement for many kids, some parents worry about how to make sure their children still have a good breakfast and lunch. Summer Meals is the CMS answer to that dilemma! Again this summer over fifty local...

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H514: Suburbs Seek Charter School Option

H514: Suburbs Seek Charter School Option

After losing their chance to break with CMS, some Mecklenburg suburbs threaten to create their own charter schools In 2017, North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) Representative Bill Brawley (R-Meck) sponsored local bill H514, to allow Matthews and Mint Hill to...

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