schools

Why a return to the classroom isn’t a fix-all for schools

CMS reopened middle and high schools this week, meaning that for the first time since last March students of every grade level are back in the classroom...

CMS is losing students over remote learning

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have seen a 6,000-student drop in enrollment from last school year. District officials say it’s largely due to fewer...

Schools are set to reopen without vaccines for teachers

Despite calls to be bumped up on the priority list, most North Carolina teachers likely won’t have access to the COVID-19 vaccine before schools reopen....

Governor Cooper: “It’s time to get our children back into the classroom”

During a Tuesday press briefing, Governor Cooper and state education officials urged local school districts to return to in-person learning. Why it matters:...

Scoop: 1 in 4 Hispanic and Black CMS students is chronically absent

Chronic absenteeism has soared this school year, especially among students of color, an Agenda records request revealed. Hispanic and Black students are five...

The pandemic has set schools back years

The effects of the 2020-21 school year will be felt throughout the education system long after the pandemic ends. Big picture: Lower grades, decreasing...

CMS board votes to extend remote learning another month

During a Thursday morning emergency meeting, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board voted 8-1 to keep students in remote learning until at least February 15....

CMS students experiencing homelessness are falling further behind

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is reporting a decrease in students experiencing homelessness this year, while local shelters are seeing an increase in families...

Everyone loves Gabe: Meet the 17-year-old who keeps the CMS board honest

This year the CMS Board of Education has made critical decisions about educating 147,000 students during a pandemic. Through it all, a 17-year-old has kept...

CMS moves to all virtual learning for K-12 students

The CMS Board of Education voted to move all K-12 students to virtual learning starting Monday, December 14. The board voted 6-3. Students will return for...

Everyone has big concerns about this weird, frustrating school year

The majority of Charlotte-Mecklenburg students haven’t seen the inside of a classroom in eight months. And it’s been three months since CMS started...

19 biggest private schools in Charlotte, ranked by the cost of tuition

Charlotte has a huge private school community, larger than anywhere else in the state. Here’s a quick look at size and cost. These are the largest...