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Math Tutoring with Heart

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By Eren Simpson   A Charlotte nonprofit is helping to bolster area math scores 30 minutes at a time, with a whole lot of heart and help from volunteer tutors. Heart Math Tutoring was built from a partnership between Social Venture Partners (SVP) Charlotte, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Communities in Schools, after identifying a need for willing volunteers to help struggling students after rigorous testing standards were introduced in 2013.…

The Rundown: Things to Do Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 18

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By Shawn D. Allison, II Greetings everyone! It has been a long, cold and rainy week but Shawn Allison shares all the places you’ll wanna be in the Queen City. the clouds have lifted because the weekend is finally here! There’s lots to do out here and before we jump into the family festivities next week, here’s a few goodies to feast upon!…

Closing the Gap in Charlotte’s Digital Divide

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By Angela Lindsay Many people rely daily on cell phones, laptops, activity trackers and smart watches. However, not everyone has access to the technology that has become increasingly necessary to keep up with and compete in our rapidly advancing society. According to DigitalCharlotte.org, more than 14 percent of households in Mecklenburg County (almost 56,000 households) have no internet access at all.…

Too Much of a Good Thing… Children, Technology and Wellness  

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By Shavonda Bean There’s no escaping the age of technology, the ease it offers our lives and the access it provides to the world around us. With advancements in technology, we now have new approaches to health care and treatment, new modalities for learning and skill development, and tech has drastically changed the economic capacity of many industries.…