Brittany Stone
Linguist. Fan of bookstore smells, hip hop, my backpack, and democracy. Freelance thinker. Beyoncé enthusiast.

Let’s hope the Sounds of the Queen City contest doesn’t stomp on Charlotte hip-hop

As soon as I heard about the Sounds of the Queen City contest, a competition for local hip-hop artists to submit a QC anthem, I immediately checked my...

I really hope U-City doesn’t turn into South End

Maybe I’m biased because I grew up in Derita and graduated from UNC Charlotte, but I’ve always thought University City was underrated. To be fair, I’ve...

What’s on Ann Clark’s superintendent bucket list?

This is Ann Clark’s final year as superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. What does she hope to do with that time? Here’s what she told the...

How to go create stuff at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s makerspace

I accidentally found Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s makerspace, and I was instantly awestruck. Not only had I never actually seen a 3D printer in action...

Charlotte’s crowded schools show why the county can’t keep stalling on school improvements

Last week, I toured South Mecklenburg High School and Collinswood Language Academy — two schools that are on the list to receive bond money (if and when the...

Charlotte’s plan for school bonds, made simple

There’s a fight brewing, so grab your popcorn. via GIPHY To help me explain, here are five basic questions about Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’...

The city of Charlotte is taking a bigger role in helping parents find after-school programs

Though education is not really a city government issue, there is still a role for the city to play. If you’re asking me, I think that neighborhood planning...

Wait, when should I stop for a school bus? 

Let’s say you’ve just left Park Road Park and you’re headed to Fabo Café – which, for the record, would be a pretty great afternoon. Anyway, you’re...

9 things I wish I knew before applying for the magnet school lottery

Every year, after getting my daughter’s student assignment letter, I begin getting a little nostalgic, and this year was no different. When kindergarten...

These dogs are Charlotte’s best reading buddies

This is Rosie. When I first met Rosie, a certified therapy dog, she was rocking this Yoda costume outside of Independence Regional Library on the morning of...

What the Charlotte Hornets just accidentally taught me about public schools

I left the school board meeting last week feeling slightly dejected and uninspired. Then the other day, I was reading about how Michael Jordan and the Hornets...

What is Montessori? It’s not all peace tables and rain sticks.

The stuff you’ve heard about Montessori schools is (probably) only partially true. If you’ve heard any of the common misconceptions – like how Montessori...