CMS shifts pre-K debate to the county


Improving the Odds – Prioritizing Education Even (and Especially) Before Kindergarten

Click to read remarks made by David Lawrence Jr., chair of The Children’s Movement of Florida and nationally-recognized child advocate. On Feb. 7, Lawrence addressed a group of interested community members gathered in uptown Charlotte to discuss the value of investment in early education, even during a budget crisis.
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For the Record – no one year is “magic bullet” but Bright Beginnings is effective

Click to read this viewpoint that ran in The Charlotte Observer on Feb. 8, 2011.

Poll – Residents back higher taxes for schools


Bright Beginnings vote could be delayed again


Viewpoint in The Charlotte Observer


Bright Beginnings cartoon in The Charlotte Observer


Activists push for preschool expansion

Click for the story in The Charlotte Observer

Improving the Odds: Prioritizing Education – Even (and Especially) Before Kindergarten

This important community conversation will be held on Monday, Feb. 7 at the Wells Fargo Auditorium at Knight Theater in Charlotte. Click for press release

CMS Board to vote on $10 million cut to Bright Beginnings – Tuesday Feb. 8!

On Tuesday, February 8, the school board will vote on a proposed $10 million cut to Bright Beginnings, CMS’ public pre-kindergarten program for educationally-at-risk four-year-olds. Meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. at the Government Center in Charlotte. Click here for meeting details

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