About 35,000 Charlotte Mecklenburg School students will go to class Tuesday to make up for a winter storm closing, while the rest of the district takes another day off. This follows a first-ever split district closing strategy.
Spanish is by far the most common language spoken in the homes of Charlotte Mecklenburg students whose first language isn’t English. With more than 200 home languages reported, here are the most common ones.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools has more than 20,000 immigrant students learning English, more than the total enrollment at most NC districts. A district that educates new arrivals can help attract global companies & workers.
Racial equity report cards of North Carolina school districts show black students are more likely to be suspended and sent to the court system than white peers. The Southern Coalition of Social Justice says data shows that racial inequity exists.
North Carolina public schools are rechecking student grades from the first quarter of the school year after a glitch in a state computer program caused calculation errors. It affects at least some students in nearly every school district.
Prominent business leaders such as SAS CEO Jim Goodnight want to expand enrollment in the NC Pre-K program so that it’s serving 75 percent of eligible at-risk children. They say the way it’s funded needs to change.
North Carolina Schools Superintendent Mark Johnson has announced a series of changes in testing rules that could make it less stressful this year. Exams are getting shorte,r and schools won’t have to bring in proctors to monitor the tests.
The Wake County school system is replacing polystyrene school lunch trays with molded fiber trays that are made completely of recyclable materials and are 100 percent compostable. Wake says the new trays are better for the environment.
North Carolina has spent more than $150 million on Read To Achieve since 2012, but reading scores are either flat or are declining among young students. State education officials recommend doing more to promote early childhood literacy.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox got an $18,600 raise, a benefit bump worth more than $18,000 and a two year contract extension. The school board unanimously approved the changes.
Charlotte-area givers signed up by the hundreds Tuesday for an app that sends weekly notices about needs of Charlotte Mecklenburg homeless students. With a click and a small donation, they’ll be able to help with shoes, clothes and other urgent needs.
Before winter break Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools outlined a series of safety changes, including wanding and bag searches, in the aftermath of a school shooting. Here’s what students are seeing as they return.
School report cards are designed to help families find data they can use to select schools. But North Carolina, blaming hurricane disruption, says this year’s will be posted after most 2019 applications close.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed a bill that moves municipal charter schools in Mecklenburg County a step closer to reality, among many other things. Lawmakers are expected to convene next week to override the veto.
After a global search for teens with math skill and the curiosity to solve science challenges, the World Science Fair chose 45 for their inaugural networking program. Three are young women from Charlotte.