The Charlotte Post Foundation will hold a community conversation Aug. 25 about helping students in high-poverty schools get an equitable education.
The session, billed as a Black Lives Matter forum on education inequities, is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Nations Ford Community Church, 5901 Nations Ford Road.
The forum comes as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools reviews its student assignment policies in hopes of reducing concentrations of poverty and giving all students better options. CMS has 77 of 168 schools where at least three-quarters of students come from low-income homes. Most of the students are black and Hispanic, and many of those schools hold low state performance grades.