School

These are the dates parents of CMS students need to put on their calendars

For the parents of more than 146,000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students who will start class in just two weeks, the beginning of the year means it’s time...

Is CMS playing dirty in its battle against charter schools?

It looks like Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is going nuclear in its war against the charter schools that are siphoning off its students. Less than three months...

5 ways Charlotte has tried to improve struggling schools in the past decade

Another year, another plan to fix Charlotte’s underperforming schools. This time it’s called the Beacon Initiative, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg...

What 16 Charlotte middle school students think about the future

I spent the day at Coulwood STEM Academy on Wednesday speaking to the middle school students about what it’s like to be a journalist. The most common...

Charlotte schools got their report cards. See which ones are on the rise

For the second year in a row, nearly every campus in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools was issued a letter grade. And again, the results are a mixed bag that...

My son started kindergarten and somehow everything turned out fine

I got in a little bit of trouble in the car pool line Friday morning. With a bowl of Froot Loops in his belly and a teal spirt-wear T-shirt hanging loosely off...