education

A massive education plan that could transform CMS hangs in the balance

At a time when Charlotte-Mecklenburg student performance lags, the state’s highest court has nudged forward a remedial education plan with an estimated...

The school board race in east Mecklenburg County is a fight over data

The rematch for the District 4 school board seat in Mecklenburg County is heating up. Carol Sawyer is striving to retain her position for a second term....

The outside groups inside school board politics

With the next election imminent, a number of newly formed interest groups are getting involved in local school board politics. State of play: Moms for Liberty...

Will more cops make North Carolina schools safer?

Shortly after the deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, North Carolina adopted a budget that allocates more funding to put additional police officers in...

Everyone’s throwing rocks at public schools

“One thing you need to know about me,” county commission chairman George Dunlap said in a public meeting Sunday. “If I throw a rock and I...

No ‘great’ answer: Three families and three very different approaches to heading back to school during a pandemic

Over the past few weeks, parents, students, and educators dealt with a pros and cons list that had no clear winner. There is no right answer for all when it...

American students can’t know their history until they know Black history

In U.S. history, there’s only been one coup d’état, or an illegal removal of an existing government. It happened on November 10, 1898 in then...

Why the upcoming high school sports season could be life changing for CMS student-athletes

As we go down the list of things lost in the fallout from Covid-19, from death rates to jobs and closed businesses, high school sports may not seem like the...

Educators worry coronavirus will have long-term setbacks for Charlotte’s disadvantaged students

“It’s Friday the 13th,” she said to herself, and just a few days after a full moon. “Lord be with us.” That’s how South Mecklenburg...

Photo essay: One year after deadly shooting, UNC Charlotte mourns virtually

The last time Madison Dobrzenski remembers campus feeling this empty was April 30, 2019. It’s painful day to remember for UNC Charlotte students like...

CMS is closed until May 15. Could it widen or bridge the digital divide?

This story was last updated at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, March 30. We’ll update this regularly as part of the Agenda’s ongoing coronavirus coverage. Any new...

What high school students learned from a Nobel Laureate who’s treated more than 40,000 sexual assault victims

Sadie Weiss was just another high school student in a Charlotte coffee shop recently, reading about the ways rape is used as an act of war in the Democratic...