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Parents still fighting for cameras in special education classrooms

Parents still fighting for cameras in special education classrooms

District researching viability of parents’ request Parents of children with disabilities are still speaking out in favor of placing cameras with audio capabilities in special education classrooms, as Union County… Read more »

UCPS retains art education funding despite national decrease

UCPS retains art education funding despite national decrease

While many school districts have decreased art education funding, Union County Public Schools (UCPS) staff said the district’s students don’t have to worry. Art and music are considered core academic… Read more »

UCPS asks county for funds to cover ‘emerging needs’

UCPS asks county for funds to cover ‘emerging needs’

The Union County Board of Education (BOE) and Union County Public Schools (UCPS) staff will ask the Board of County Commissioners for money for immediate needs in schools after the… Read more »

Pending state budget causes concern for UCPS

Pending state budget causes concern for UCPS

The first of the month came and went as area school systems still stand in limbo as the North Carolina General Assembly works out a state budget. The Union County… Read more »

Medical experts worry over increased screen time during summer

Medical experts worry over increased screen time during summer

Alice Cooper got it right when he wrote every child’s anthem for taking a break from tests, books and projects in his anthem “School’s Out,” but area medical professionals are… Read more »

N.C. Senate seeks to eliminate drivers’ education requirement

N.C. Senate seeks to eliminate drivers’ education requirement

Experts weigh in on potential consequences Fifteen-year-old students across the state could legally be able to hit the road without any previous behind-the-wheel training due to a recent North Carolina… Read more »

Matthews-based Threshold Church to build in Union County

Matthews-based Threshold Church to build in Union County

WEDDINGTON – Serving others has always been Threshold Church’s mission, which Lead Pastor Jeff Gardner said never required a church building. The congregation has met in the Siskey Family YMCA’s… Read more »

Central Academy ‘lifer’ finds her faith beyond doubts

Central Academy ‘lifer’ finds her faith beyond doubts

LAKE PARK – Maddi Bowlin doesn’t believe she fits the public mold of a Christian school student, but her journey through private Christian kindergarten-through-12th-grade school Central Academy at Lake Park… Read more »

Two charter schools approved for Union County

Two charter schools approved for Union County

Schools seek to open by 2016-17 academic year Union County families will have more choices for the 2016-17 school year after the North Carolina Board of Education approved two new… Read more »

Students gather around the lunch table all summer

Students gather around the lunch table all summer

Area students can ensure they’ll have a warm meal each day this summer thanks to a Union County Public Schools (UCPS) program. UCPS School Nutrition Services will offer its Summer… Read more »