schools

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...

CMS considers regular COVID testing for students and staff

The push to reopen schools in North Carolina has been met with a renewed focus on COVID safety and preventative measures. Why it matters: Surveillance testing...

CMS board votes to increase in-person learning days

The decision came in 9-0 vote during the board’s regular Tuesday night meeting. The new schedule will start on March 15 for middle and high schoolers,...

How to help 5 local nonprofits supporting students

Students need support now more than ever. Even with more in-person learning options, it’s tough to navigate school during a pandemic, especially for...

Where to look for Charlotte’s newest K-12 schools

CMS has 26 active construction projects. They range from gym renovations to new school construction. Ten are in the construction phase, seven are in the design...

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:...