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Man gets 10 years for sex abuse of toddlers

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Start all engines

Occasionally in this business, news stories resonate long after the front pages find their way to the recycling bin (or are digitized and cast out into the endless ether of the Internet). Case in point for yours truly: the mass firings last year of McDonald’s workers in South Boston and Clarksville. I wrote about this episode back in May 2014 after WSET-13 did its initial news segment, and in so doing I learned a few things about the low-wage economy that I had no real clue about beforehand.

Too big to fail?

Whatever became of the point that large high schools are the way to go because they offer the benefits of a broad curriculum and abundant extracurricular opportunities?

Back at it

Dude, where’s my vacation?

Pivot Point

Long summer days call for not such long thoughts:

Aprés vous ... non!

Knee-jerk reactions aside, in theory there’s nothing wrong with public officials seeking to improve their performance through the pursuit of worldly knowledge — and if that means taking a trip to Akron for a exciting best practices conference or skipping off to Florida for a weekend of fun, sun and professional collaboration, so be it.

Summer cleaning

This is the time of year when we say goodbye not only to graduates who are departing the Mecklenburg County school system but also to the teachers, administrators and other staff who are retiring or leaving for other reasons. Amid the warm glow of this week’s commencement services, the hard work of these staff members should not be overlooked. Running a classroom, a school or a school division is no easy thing, and we’re lucky to have many capable people in the system who strive diligently to do right by our children — day after day.

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