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State sees highs, lows in statewide college-prep tests

State sees highs, lows in statewide college-prep tests

More North Carolina high schools students are acing the Advanced Placement (AP) test, but not the SAT, according to the annual College Bound Program results from The College Board. However,… Read more »

Education Briefs: Sept. 11

Education Briefs: Sept. 11

Cuthbertson celebrates first responders, military personnel WAXHAW – Cuthbertson High School will host “Heroes Night” before its game against Berry Academy, celebrating first responders, military personnel and veterans. The school… Read more »

UCPS sees highest grad rate in system history

UCPS sees highest grad rate in system history

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) announced several accountability measures for the 2014-15 school year, and UCPS held some results to make parents proud. UCPS announced its four-year graduation… Read more »

Q&A with CATA band director Craig Retzlaff

Q&A with CATA band director Craig Retzlaff

Craig Retzlaff stepped up to the podium this year as Central Academy of Technology and Arts as an experienced band instructor and performer. He has a bachelor of music in… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Parkwood senior fights for LGBTQ rights

Student Spotlight: Parkwood senior fights for LGBTQ rights

Parkwood High School senior Gabby Hubert doesn’t have much free time, as she spends her days crusading for awareness about LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) issues. Her work in… Read more »

Six quick questions with Marcus Leake

Six quick questions with Marcus Leake

Marcus Leake started off the school year moving up into the principal’s chair at Weddington Middle School. Leake began his foray into administration with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and has a background… Read more »

‘Old soul’ sparkles in youth pageant

‘Old soul’ sparkles in youth pageant

Marvin Ridge Middle School seventh-grader Meghan Gadsden calls herself an “old soul,” but her young passion to help others earned her the crown. Meghan won the North Carolina’s Outstanding Majestic… Read more »

School Board, County Commissioners to meet after budget complications

School Board, County Commissioners to meet after budget complications

After months of back-and-forth between the Union County Board of Education (BOE) and Board of Commissioners, both groups have elected to have a joint meeting in October to work out… Read more »

Former BOE member charged with fraud

Former BOE member charged with fraud

WAXHAW – The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation filed charges against former Union County Board of Education and state Board of Education member Marcella Savage on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Savage… Read more »

Education Notes Sept. 4

Education Notes Sept. 4

Youth Orchestra to host Labor Day concert WAXHAW – The Union Symphony Youth Orchestra will host a free Labor Day Concert on Monday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. at Marvin… Read more »