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How supply chain shortages impact nutrition in local schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Nutrition Services is “greatly affected” by supply chain shortages, according to the inventory supervisor. But the...

Union County’s schools go their own way on COVID restrictions

Two Fridays ago, Scott Ladner’s son Henry was at the last walkthrough practice for Weddington Middle’s first football game when an administrator...

What CMS parents can learn from other districts on the first day of school

Parents and families across Mecklenburg County will stand their kids on a front porch or driveway today for those treasured, timeless first-day-of-school...

Bank of America to give 10K Chromebooks to low-income CMS students

Bank of America is giving 10,000 Chromebooks to low-income children in CMS today in hopes of kicking off a sweeping corporate effort to eliminate the digital...

Will local schools require masks this fall?

Editor’s note: This story was last updated on Tuesday, July 27 at 7:53 p.m. NCDHHS’ latest COVID guidance says K-8 schools should require masks...

The N.C. GOP’s new rules for teaching about racism in schools

This story was updated at 11am Thursday, July 15. The debate over race and history that’s spawned tense school board meetings across the state will...

Exclusive: The Black leaders who back CMS amid the budget drama

Dot Counts-Scoggins recoiled when she saw county commission chairman George Dunlap talk of throwing verbal rocks at the school board and superintendent...

‘I’m disappointed’: Statement from civil rights icon Dorothy Counts-Scoggins on the current school funding debate

Dot Counts-Scoggins became a civil rights icon at 15 years old, when on Sept. 4, 1957 she integrated Charlotte’s schools by walking through a sea of...

N.C. teachers caught in middle of political battle over lesson plans

North Carolina’s public school teachers may soon be required to post everything they present to children — materials, lesson plans, guest lecturers —...

N.C. ranks almost last in education spending. Here’s how CMS compares

North Carolina consistently ranks on the lower end when comparing state education spending. Educationdata.org ranks the state 45th in spending at about $9,400...

50 years after the Swann decision: What worked and what didn’t

Fifty years ago today, the Supreme Court issued a pivotal unanimous decision in Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education that made Charlotte the...

Cheat sheet: Key deadlines on CMS schedule changes

“Normal school” is coming soon for CMS students. Kind of. Before the district returns to the traditional five-day school week, parents can opt into...