schools

How ‘pandemic pods’ work, how much they cost, and who they leave behind

The coronavirus pandemic is taking many families back to a time long ago when siblings and neighbors of different ages were grouped together in one-room...

A Latinx school leader searches for answers on how 72 preschoolers were left out of reopening plans

She winced when she opened the email. For four months, Banu Valladares worked to keep the 144 preschool-aged kids and families her school serves connected. She...

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...

Reopening schools: CMS Board of Education modifies original school plan in favor of all virtual learning

This story was last updated on July 30, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Latest: As the result of rising coronavirus numbers and staffing shortages, the Charlotte Mecklenburg...

CMS teacher battling stage 4 cancer continues to teach from his hospital bed

With schools closed, teachers have had to pivot quickly to a new, remote way of educating. Wil Loesel, an 8th-grade math teacher at Albemarle Road Middle...

CMS teacher delivers emergency groceries to students and their families during COVID-19 crisis

In mid-March, Paris Harrell received a group text from her friend asking, “What can we do to help the kids in your class?” The group of seven girlfriends,...

16 biggest private schools in Charlotte, ranked by the cost of tuition

Charlotte has a huge private school community, larger than anywhere else in the state. Here’s a quick look at size and cost. By the numbers: About 18,530...

CMS has launched an anonymous platform for students to report bullying

Despite statistics that show most students and faculty in schools across the nation have witnessed bullying, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools found the rate of...

In the wake of the Parkland shooting, these area colleges and universities have promised no punishment for students that participate in walkouts

Following the Parkland, Florida school shooting, students around the country have been participating in school walkouts to make their position on gun control...

What’s happening with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and LGBTQ policy, explained

Any time a Charlotte government body takes up a policy involving LGBTQ issues, things get contentious. This was true in 2016 as the city discussed a...

If the CMS elementary school pairings work, these 5 could be next in line

Next school year, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will embark on a controversial but promising project — combining two well-regarded elementary schools with...

County inspectors find “C” grade conditions at 20 Charlotte schools

Not many places get public health inspections with “C” grades. But in the last four years, nearly half of them in Mecklenburg County were public...