North Carolina's public schools are failing to help thousands of low-income children who have shown they are smart enough to handle advanced work. A Charlotte Observer/(Raleigh) News & Observer investigation scours seven years of data and finds troubling trends.
Queens Grant High senior Savannah Von Kaenel's play was chosen as one of three winning high school entries in the North Carolina Young Playwrights Festival hosted by the North Carolina Theatre Arts Educators.
Aram Bryan, with the Community School of the Arts, taught more than 700 students how to play the violin. In the end, they plucked the strings of her heart during the final concert. A new joint program with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will begin next school year.
Last year 49 people were gunned down during an attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. "Effervesce", a sculpture made of aluminum, acrylic, bubble soap and human interactions was made by a team from UNC Charlotte's School of Architecture.
Justin Ashley was an award-winning teacher, but he was also fighting depression, anxiety and dependence on prescription drugs. Now this Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teacher has written a book to help others learn from his mistakes.
Dottie Mabry's Thinking Outside The Box Art Club at Richfield Elementary School helped to celebrate Spring by taking 125 real eggs filled with acrylic paint and throwing them on the the side of a wall at school, with the principal’s permission, to create an art project reminiscent of artist Jackson Pollock. The 20 students of the club, in grades third through fifth, demonstrated their throwing and artistic form in front of the 300 students at the school on Friday afternoon before the end of the school day.
Each March students at Thompson Child Development Center read book after book to help instill a love for reading and to prepare them for elementary school. This year the four and five year olds read more than 20,000 books in the month and were rewarded by a visit from Homer, the mascot for the Charlotte Knights and a parade around the school.
The UNC Charlotte Environmental Health and Safety Office hosted a “simulated burn” of a mock dorm room Wednesday, on behalf of students studying fire safety.
The fire was set in conjunction with the Charlotte Fire Department, UNC Charlotte Fire and Safety Technologists and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. The latter two are led by students studying Fire Safety Engineering Technology at the university.