CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 29, 2006--Dr. Peter C. Gorman unveiled a sweeping reform plan for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools intended to raise student achievement and educate students to be globally competitive. Called Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Strategic Plan 2010: Educating Students To Compete Locally, Nationally and Internationally, the plan will revise the district curriculum and put more authority at the school level, partially decentralizing CMS.

"This has traditionally been a very good school district -- but our students must reach further to meet global standards of achievement," Dr. Gorman said. "We want our students to be locally, nationally and internationally competitive."

Dr. Gorman's plan will reshape CMS...

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