Officials in North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district are working to make sure student gains aren't adversely affected because of budget woes. Achievement gaps based on race and income have narrowed in math for students in grades 3 through 8, but they have grown for the same students in reading and science. Schools chief Peter Gorman said a new budget allocates funding for the district's strategic staffing initiative, which places top educators in struggling schools, to help keep students on track, but class sizes are expected to increase.

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