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Politics

Where is NC school voucher money going?

Where is NC school voucher money going?While North Carolina private schools wait for the courts to sort out the future of a program providing taxpayer-funded student scholarships, or vouchers, some schools have begun receiving funding through the program.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

Morrison seen as energetic crusader for education

Morrison seen as energetic crusader for educationThursday, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board voted to accept the resignation of Dr. Heath Morrison, the superintendent who'd been with the district for about two and a half years.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks ago
Local

Heath Morrison to resign as CMS superintendent

Heath Morrison to resign as CMS superintendentCharlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison will resign from the district, according to sources.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

North Carolina is slashing education spending

North Carolina is slashing education spendingState-level K-12 education spending has fallen dramatically in many states since 2008. In that time, 29 states cut per pupil spending, shifting the burden of financing education to local school districts and, in many instances, forcing schools to cut costs and even...
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Mecklenburg moms organize effort to support tax increase

Mecklenburg moms organize effort to support tax increaseMarinn Bengel formed the grassroots effort, "Together 4 Meck."
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Life

Looking at the changing faces of CMS

Looking at the changing faces of CMSOne out of every four students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools speaks a language other than English at home.
  • Life
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

SC schools show improvement on federal report cards

SC schools show improvement on federal report cardsSouth Carolina's federal report card is out, and the state's schools showed improvements in several areas.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Overcrowding prompts big changes at CMS

Overcrowding prompts big changes at CMSBig changes ahead at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools next year, and most of them will help deal with major overcrowding.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

CMS considers building new schools to fight overcrowding

CMS considers building new schools to fight overcrowdingThe new schools will be funded by the bond referendum voters had passed in 2007 and 2013
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

CMS students pack thousands of meals for the needy

CMS students pack thousands of meals for the needyIt sounds like a pep rally, looks like a factory, but in fact, it's dozens of kids, packing hundreds of meals.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Jazz legend jams with HS marching band

Jazz legend jams with HS marching bandThere is a legend in the building. That's what the band teacher at West Meck High told his students as Wynton Marsalis took over as instructor for the day.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

More CMS students take SATs and scores are up!

More CMS students take SATs and scores are up!They are the three letters that can strike fear in any high school senior: S-A-T.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

West Meck principal, students fight bullying

West Meck principal, students fight bullyingA Charlotte school is fighting back against a bullying culture in their hallways using students and their parents.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

Teachers train to stop school shooters

Teachers train to stop school shootersThe instructor starts the course by demonstrating an airsoft pellet simulation in a classroom
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

Grading scales changing in NC

Grading scales changing in NCThe state school board just voted to change the grading scale that's been in place for years.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Ballantyne

Ballantyne Elementary sets reading world record

Ballantyne Elementary sets reading world recordAn area elementary school set a world record for reading this summer.
  • Ballantyne
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

Concert at Charlotte-area schools to help fight bullying

Concert at Charlotte-area schools to help fight bullyingSome CMS students spent the morning at a rock concert complete with screaming girls, cellphones in the air, and of course, a teen heartthrob on the stage.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

New program is a game changer for school recess

New program is a game changer for school recessSome Charlotte schools are getting kids moving more than ever before.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Health

Enterovirus worries moms of kids with weak immune systems

Enterovirus worries moms of kids with weak immune systemsThe Enterovirus poses a whole new level of concern for parents of children with weakened immune systems.
  • Health
  • 2 months ago
Local

CMS forced to adapt to large enrollment

CMS forced to adapt to large enrollmentCharlotte-Mecklenburg schools are dealing with a shortage of funds and a surplus of students that's having an impact inside and outside the classroom.
  • Local
  • 2 months ago
Business

Siemens makes record donation to CPCC

Siemens makes record donation to CPCCA major announcement came Wednesday to help get trained workers in our area.
  • Business
  • 2 months ago
Investigations

I-Team finds many 'Inadequate' scores for failed charter school

I-Team finds many 'Inadequate' scores for failed charter schoolTaxpayers have sunk more than a quarter million dollars into another Charlotte charter school that's shutting its doors, stranding students in the midst of the school year.
  • Investigations
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Local

Davidson Elementary sees success with stability balls

Davidson Elementary sees success with stability ballsMrs. Addison's class is what's called a chairless classroom - the kids sit on stability balls all day.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Politics

CMS asks for more money for teacher raises

CMS asks for more money for teacher raisesThis summer, state lawmakers voted to give North Carolina's teachers their first significant raise in years. But that raise won't cover everyone at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, so the district is asking the county to come up with some extra money to make sure...
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

Impoverished CMS school tries new program to break the cycle

Impoverished CMS school tries new program to break the cycleAll the kids from kindergarten to fifth grade will take part. They are creating a government first, then businesses.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Local

CMS' EOGs show most students struggle with reading

CMS' EOGs show most students struggle with readingThe scores are out and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students made small gains in most subjects on the EOGs, but there is one subject where there is a lot of work to be done.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Local

Stuff for Students campaign ends with

Stuff for Students campaign ends withIn our Stuff for Students campaign, viewers donated school supplies to A Child's Place during the month of August to benefit homeless children.
  • Local
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Politics

What's happening to Common Core in NC?

What's happening to Common Core in NC?The General Assembly passed a law this summer that opponents of Common Core hope will derail its use in North Carolina's public schools. But the law doesn't mean the academic standards previously agreed to by more than 40 other states are automatically...
  • Politics
  • 2 months, 4 weeks ago
High School

CMS finds solution for pay to play waiver gap

CMS finds solution for pay to play waiver gapSince 2011, many student athletes have paid a participation fee.
  • High School
  • 3 months ago
Local

Local school forms kindergarten classes in a new way

Local school forms kindergarten classes in a new wayThe teachers evaluate the kids the first day.
  • Local
  • 3 months ago