Five years ago, CMS embarked on a $19 million plan to fortify schools after the shooting at Sandy Hook. Now Superintendent Clayton Wilcox, who has held the top job less than a year, is reviewing everything from physical security to safety protocols. He convened principals Wednesday to talk about safety.
House Speaker Tim Moore announced Tuesday that he’s forming a new school safety committee that will be charged with developing recommendations for how to improve safety in the state’s schools. During a press conference Tuesday in Shelby, Moore said that the committee will look at a myriad of issues, with arming teachers as a possibility after getting feedback from school districts and law enforcement.
Aura Davis' fiance', Al Wilson, was kidnapped and murdered just weeks before their 2001 wedding. It took two years to find his body in the bottom of a well. All the while she was raising their son Al'mahn Wilson, who is now 16.
Aura Davis was awarded an ANSWER Scholarship to go to UNC-Charlotte to pursue a psychology degree. Davis has returned to college while her 16-year-old son, Al'mahn Wilson, a high school junior, is taking courses there for college credit.
Al'Mahn Wilson was three months old when his father, Al Wilson, was brutally murdered. One of the men convicted in the killing is up for parole. This is Al'Mahn's letter to the parole board about the loss of his father.
Charter schools are one option in the growing "school choice" movement. Funded by taxpayer money, these schools are growing nationally, though some states have yet to pass related laws. Find out what sets them apart from traditional public and private schools.
Northwest School of the Arts, which has produced such nationally known performers as Eva Noblezada, has long done its amazing work in a dilapidated building. This week it opens a new $9 million arts center that includes a 600-seat theater and an art gallery.