Charlotte-Mecklenburg http://wunc.org en Julius Chambers: A Remembrance And Legacy Of A Civil Rights Icon http://wunc.org/post/julius-chambers-remembrance-and-legacy-civil-rights-icon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.law.unc.edu/centers/civilrights/about/history/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Julius Chambers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been a fixture on North Carolina’s legal scene for decades, helping lead the battle for civil rights and playing an instrumental role in the </span><a href="https://lcrm.lib.unc.edu/blog/index.php/2012/04/20/remembering-swann-v-charlotte-mecklenburg-board-of-education/" style="line-height: 1.5;">desegregation of Charlotte/Mecklenburg schools</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>He died last Friday at 76.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:04:13 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 20340 at http://wunc.org Julius Chambers: A Remembrance And Legacy Of A Civil Rights Icon CMS Wins Broad Prize http://wunc.org/post/cms-wins-broad-prize <p>A North Carolina school district has been recognized as the top urban school district in the country. Charlotte-Mecklenburg won the award, given by a prominent and controversial foundation.</p><p>The Broad Foundation is one of the largest dedicated to public school reform. It runs an academy to train non-educators to become superintendents and places a high priority on market-based competition and test-based accountability.</p><p>Peter Gorman was the superintendent in Charlotte and is a Broad Academy graduate, as is Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata.</p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 7432 at http://wunc.org