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Reopening schools: CMS Board of Education adjusts in-person learning plan for elementary students

This story was last updated on October 1, 2020 at 7:45 p.m. Latest: During an Emergency Meeting on Thursday night, the CMS Board of Education unanimously...

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...

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...

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...