A handful of public schools in the Charlotte area are bringing the Cambridge international program to North Carolina. Educators say the intense British curriculum opens doors to global competition for students.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools leaders say an overnight decision to close 35 schools while opening 140 others was a response to icy roads, not a policy reversal. It’s the first time the countywide district has split on closings.
Senate Republican leaders are asking North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to immediately sign or veto bills on his desk so they can override them without having to return during Christmas week. They say Cooper would be a “grinch” by waiting to veto.
After Charlotte Mecklenburg school board members air sharp differences on equity, Superintendent Clayton Wilcox worries the public will think CMS is “paralyzed.” He cites efforts to boost success among black and disadvantaged students.
North Carolina led the United States in 2018 with the most teachers who’ve been certified by the National Board For Professional Teaching Standards. For the 13th year, Wake County led all districts in the U.S. with the most nationally certified teachers.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools will close Monday because of icy roads and power outages. The first winter weather closing follows five days of classes canceled for tropical storms this fall. Makeup plans will come later.
Leaders of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools are crafting a policy to address inequalities based on race and class. Thursday they talked about what role student assignment plays in creating equitable opportunity.
The new Navigator website provides a free online tool for North Carolina businesses to list resources they can provide to schools. Teachers can search to see which options, such as guest speakers and internships, meet their needs.
Enrollment in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools may be stagnant, but a city planner says the school-age population will grow by almost 71,000 in the next two decades. Town officials and school board members hope to plan together.
Bus driver vacancies are down more than 75 percent since Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools raised starting pay to $15 an hour in October. On-time rates are rising but hundreds are still late getting to school or home.