education

No ‘great’ answer: Three families and three very different approaches to heading back to school during a pandemic

Over the past few weeks, parents, students, and educators dealt with a pros and cons list that had no clear winner. There is no right answer for all when it...

American students can’t know their history until they know Black history

In U.S. history, there’s only been one coup d’état, or an illegal removal of an existing government. It happened on November 10, 1898 in then...

Why the upcoming high school sports season could be life changing for CMS student-athletes

As we go down the list of things lost in the fallout from Covid-19, from death rates to jobs and closed businesses, high school sports may not seem like the...

Educators worry coronavirus will have long-term setbacks for Charlotte’s disadvantaged students

“It’s Friday the 13th,” she said to herself, and just a few days after a full moon. “Lord be with us.” That’s how South Mecklenburg...

Photo essay: One year after deadly shooting, UNC Charlotte mourns virtually

The last time Madison Dobrzenski remembers campus feeling this empty was April 30, 2019. It’s painful day to remember for UNC Charlotte students like...

CMS is closed until May 15. Could it widen or bridge the digital divide?

This story was last updated at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, March 30. We’ll update this regularly as part of the Agenda’s ongoing coronavirus coverage. Any new...

What high school students learned from a Nobel Laureate who’s treated more than 40,000 sexual assault victims

Sadie Weiss was just another high school student in a Charlotte coffee shop recently, reading about the ways rape is used as an act of war in the Democratic...

Queens University is making SATs and ACTs optional for prospective undergrads

Queens University is making standardized testing optional for prospective undergraduate students. The move is a way to remove admissions barriers for...

Understanding the latest churn in leadership at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

On Friday morning the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools board unanimously confirmed Earnest Winston as the district’s new superintendent. Winston had been...

Admission statistics for all 16 UNC system schools

Note: Michael Trivette is a co-founder of College Transitions, a Charlotte-based team of college planning experts committed to guiding families through the...

With Charlotte School of Law now closed, does the city need a new law school?

Editor’s note: A version of this story was first published on January 20, 2017 and has been updated. Does Charlotte need to have a law school? With...

How hard is it to earn admission into each UNC system school?

(Michael Trivette is a co-founder of College Transitions, a team of college planning experts committed to guiding families through the college admissions...