schools

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...

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...