schools

CMS board votes to extend remote learning another month

During a Thursday morning emergency meeting, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board voted 8-1 to keep students in remote learning until at least February 15....

CMS students experiencing homelessness are falling further behind

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is reporting a decrease in students experiencing homelessness this year, while local shelters are seeing an increase in families...

Everyone loves Gabe: Meet the 17-year-old who keeps the CMS board honest

This year the CMS Board of Education has made critical decisions about educating 147,000 students during a pandemic. Through it all, a 17-year-old has kept...

CMS moves to all virtual learning for K-12 students

The CMS Board of Education voted to move all K-12 students to virtual learning starting Monday, December 14. The board voted 6-3. Students will return for...

Everyone has big concerns about this weird, frustrating school year

The majority of Charlotte-Mecklenburg students haven’t seen the inside of a classroom in eight months. And it’s been three months since CMS started...

19 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. These are the largest...

Elementary schools start in-person classes today. Here’s what to expect

This story was last updated on November 20. Today, for the first time in seven months, CMS’ K-5 students will get a break from all virtual learning. On...

Reopening schools: BOE gives CMS superintendent power to close individual schools

This story was last updated on November 30, 2020 at 4:18 p.m. Latest: Superintendent Earnest Winston can now transition individual schools from in-person to...

Good news update: After our story ran, Charlotte Bilingual Preschool found a home at Thompson Child & Family Focus. School starts today

Some good news: Today, after a long month of tears and work from their school administrators, dozens of Latinx four-year-olds will start their education lives...

Steve Smith still doesn’t hold back. Now he’s making sure children experiencing homelessness have access to education

This past Monday, 50 homeless students filed into the Hygge Coworking building near Bank of America Stadium for virtual learning support put on by the Steve...

CMS estimates 18,000 students could still need internet access

While CMS students have laptops or tablets to facilitate virtual learning, thousands of them are still without reliable wifi access, rendering those devices...

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...