After Matthews town officials refused Thursday to drop their support for a bill that would let them create municipal charter schools, the CMS board chair says her group will fight back — possibly by redrawing school boundaries.
A meeting on municipal charter schools opened with a shocking statistic: 50 percent of charter schools fail. CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said he provided that number, but couldn't cite a source and says he may have been wrong.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools gives the town of Matthews two days to decide whether it will kill a municipal charter bill and start negotiations to relieve school crowding. Some town leaders say the bill is their only leverage.
A third round of student events against gun violence are planned around the Charlotte area on Friday, after the first two drew thousands. The national walkout marks the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' budget includes a 34 percent hike in pay and expense allowance for school board members. The board chair says there's a good reason, and it's still much less than Mecklenburg County officials make.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper releases a $130 million plan to boost school safety, including money to improve buildings and hire officers, counselors and psychologists. It's a first glimpse at the possible cost of a statewide strategy.
UNC Chapel Hill cannot withhold names, offenses and disciplinary actions after students or faculty are found to have committed instances of sexual misconduct, the NC Court of Appeals ruled on April 17, 2018 after a lawsuit by media.
National conservative blogger Elizabeth Johnston, who calls herself the "Activist Mommy," is helping organize a national protest against what supporters call "radical, graphic, taxpayer funded, gender-bending sex education."
The way Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools tracks absence rates and the courts punish parents for truancy can be confusing. Answers about why chronic absence tracks poverty and when families can face jail time for kids who miss school.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Superintendent Clayton Wilcox seeks a $40 million boost in county spending to raise teacher pay, make schools safer and hire more social workers, counselors, security staff and custodians.
Expect increased teacher pay to be part of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox's budget request, a top lieutenant says. The 2018-19 budget will also show Wilcox's priority on safety plans.
A judge dismisses a suit against a classroom volunteer accused by a fellow parent of giving an allergic child candy at a party. But liability questions remain for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and its 37,400 volunteers.
NAEP national exams show little progress in reading proficiency despite North Carolina's Read to Achieve program, which has pumped more than $150 million into early reading programs in the past five years.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools rates high on a national comparison of urban districts, especially in eighth-grade math. But NAEP scores, which include Guilford County for the first time, also show troubling trends.
Teens from a high poverty Charlotte middle school are raising money to travel to Puerto Rico, where they hope to help students coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Power outages and other damage remains more than six months later.
Police chief wants all Charlotte Mecklenburg schools to restrict entry and use metal detector wands on all who enter. Kerr Putney says students and parents must give up some freedom for safety from guns and shooters.