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MONROE — Every Monday, Union Academy charter school updates its own COVID-19 Dashboard, and according to the last dashboard update (Sept. 27), the school has had a total of 160 positive cases among students and staff since July 26.

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MONROE — The Union County Education Foundation continues to supplement the learning experience by issuing grants to teachers through the LIFT program, which stands for Leadership and Innovation Funding for Teachers.

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MONROE — Union County Public Schools’ (UCPS) weekly COVID-19 dashboard report, which shows the number of positive and quarantined cases for students and staff, revealed a dramatic jump in cases last week.

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UNION COUNTY — Is it safe to keep face masks optional for students and staff in the county’s public school system during the height of a deadly pandemic?

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UNION COUNTY — Union County Public Schools (UCPS) COVID-19 dashboard shows the number of positive and quarantined COVID-19 cases for students and staff was over 5,000 at the end of last week. UCPS reports having roughly 41,000 students.

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Calkins on Georgia Southern’s President’s List

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MONROE — The Union County Board of Education has voted to maintain their previous decision to keep face masks optional for the upcoming school year, which starts on Monday, Aug. 23. Masks will remain optional for students and staff. Union County Public Schools (UCPS) reports having roughly 4…

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MONROE — Kyle MacLellan is a high school senior who has created an organization for young women that aims to empower women and volunteer in the community.

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MONROE — Fall semester classes at South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) started this week (Aug. 9). With in-person, online, and hybrid offerings, the school reports enrollment headcount is trending upward by over four% compared to 2020; more than 3,500 students are enrolled in fall classes.

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MONROE — Union County Public Schools (UCPS) is adding extended stop arms to about 30 buses in order to better ensure the safety of students, bus drivers and motorists.

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Romanelli makes Dean’s List at Tufts U.

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MONROE — The Government Finance Officers Association has awarded Union Academy Charter School a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2020. This is the 11th year CFO Lynn Kroeger and her staff have received recognition for …

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WINGATE — Andrew Woods, associate professor of pharmacy at Wingate University, has been selected to participate in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s 2021-2022 Academic Leadership Fellows Program. He joins the 18th cohort of 30 individuals who represent some of academic pharm…

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MONROE — Union Academy Charter School teacher Zöe Zander has been recognized with an Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award from NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English). Zander was one of 12 educators in their first five years of teaching to be selected for the award.

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Clements, Chang earn degrees from The Citadel

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MONROE — The Union County Board of Education has voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Dr. Andrew G. Houlihan’s contract until June 30, 2025, according to a report from the Union County Public Schools communications department. The vote took place at the July 13 meeting in open session.

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UNION COUNTY — In a unanimous vote (9-0), the Union County Board of Education decided to make wearing a mask optional for students and employees this upcoming school year, starting Aug. 1. This policy applies to all public school campuses as well as transportation, sports and extracurricular…

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MONROE — Twelve Union County Public Schools (UCPS) students are attending the Governor’s School of North Carolina this summer, according to a report from UCPS

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MONROE — The Monroe Police Department (MPD) arrested Cory McDowell, a 35-year-old English teacher at Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA) with a charge of Indecent Liberties by a Teacher with a Student on Thursday (June 9), according to a report from the City of Monroe’s communicati…

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MONROE — Union County Public Schools’ (UCPS) budget has remained unchanged since 2018. At the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Monday (June 7), Superintendent Dr. Andrew Houlihan and Chairwoman of the Board of Education Melissa Merrell requested a budget increase for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.

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MONROE — Following a difficult semester when the school lost two faculty members, Union Academy Charter School has a reason to smile.

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RALEIGH — Four North Carolina teachers will get new tools and technology to help teach about outer space and inspire and empower students in the field of space exploration, including H. Lee Hurst of Piedmont Middle School, according to the office of N.C Governor Roy Cooper.

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RALEIGH — Four North Carolina teachers will get new tools and technology to help teach about outer space and inspire and empower students in the field of space exploration, including H. Lee Hurst of Piedmont Middle School, according to the office of N.C Governor Roy Cooper.

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INDIAN TRAIL — Sun Valley High School, founded in 1961, held its Class of 2021 graduation ceremonies in their football stadium on the night of June 4.

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MONROE — Central Academy of Technology and Arts held a graduation ceremony for their Class of 2021 on Thursday (June 4) morning in Walter Bickett Stadium.

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MONROE — Union County Early College, located on the campus of South Piedmont Community College, gives students a head start during their educational experience. It allows them to turn an extra year of high school into a two-year associate’s degree through SPCC.

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UNION COUNTY — In addition to celebrating the completion of their time in high school, some graduates are also celebrating earning scholarship money to go toward their college education.

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UNION COUNTY — Prior to the local Board of Education meeting on Tuesday (June 1), two competing rallies were outside the Union County Public Schools Professional Development building on Brewer Street in front of Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA), where the meeting was held.

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RALEIGH — Eighteen high school students from across North Carolina have been named National Cyber Scholars by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation after winning a 48-hour competition designed to evaluate aptitude in combating cyberthreats, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Thursday.

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MONROE — The Southwest Education Alliance (Region 6) has selected Dr. Andrew G. Houlihan, Superintendent for Union County Public Schools, as the 2022 Regional Superintendent of the Year.