Education

CMS launches ‘Guns Can’t’ social campaign to increase awareness and promote positivity

The campaign is called “Guns Can’t” and the initiative highlights the talents and abilities of students while emphasizing that weapons can’t hope, dream or aspire.

Legislators disagree on the need to change NC’s voter ID law to help college students vote

  PORTAL building on UNC Charlotte campus provides space, growth for local and international businesses

Nominate your favorite teacher to win a free Norwegian cruise, $15,000 prize for their school

Tuition freeze announced at Gardner-Webb University due to affordability concerns

University of Tennessee to be free for lower-income students

  Group meets to discuss possibility of stand-alone charter school in Huntersville

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  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

  Metal detectors in all schools? CMS says not so fast...

Opening ‘a can of worms’? NC committee backs letting some schools start the year earlier

New Hanover school board apologizes for ‘Monopoly-like’ slavery game; NAACP responds

  CMS Board approves over $95K grant toward mental health support for Butler High School

  More CMS students need help with reading

  Mint Hill teacher surprised with national honor

Nobody knew why Queen's Grant Community School was gathering for a school-wide assembly. It turned out – it was all to honor her.

  Number of guns in CMS schools down compared to previous years, but holding steady, report shows

We’re talking about the number of CMS students bringing guns to school - according to the report, that number and percentage has been cut in half.

  CMS superintendent talks about race relations in schools

CMS Superintendent Clayton Wilcox says this incident proves racism is still alive.

  Fans, superintendent sound off on controversies surrounding high school basketball game

Tuesday night hundreds of people were turned away from a sold out basketball game at Vance High School in Charlotte.

  Butler High students assemble life-saving, pricey ‘Stop The Bleed’ kits

  NC annual schools report shows increase of reported sex offenses on campus

CMS releases statement warning parents about disturbing MoMo video

  Speed and impairment not factors in north Charlotte bus crash, report indicates

Graffiti found at Ardrey Kell HS being taken ‘very seriously’ by CMS officials

  Lancaster County Schools installs panic buttons district-wide

  Neighbors want safer streets after school bus crashes into town home

The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. when students were on board and en route to Ranson Middle School. Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt.

  Not going to college? No problem. No plan for alternatives? NC schools want to talk.

For many years, educators focused on making four-year college an option for all students. But while schools across North Carolina have celebrated rising graduation rates, critics have noted that many of those grads lack the academic skills for college and the career skills to get a good job.

  CMS Board votes to stop Continuous Learning Calendar for schools

The school board voted to remove the CLC from schools, a major impact to over 17-hundred students.

NC General Assembly mulling over changing school grading scales

The North Carolina General Assembly is considering changing the grading scale used in state public schools

  Middle school teacher creates wall murals honoring cultural history months

With each stroke, he’s captivating the message behind the faces known as some of the most pivotal influences throughout the years.

  Bennett College files lawsuit, keeps accreditation

The accreditation was restored Friday afternoon by a federal court in Atlanta.

  Mother has questions after 10th grader tased during fight at SC high school

Chesterfield County School administrators are making changes at Cheraw High School after two fights broke out during an extended lunch period Wednesday. Five students are facing charges.

  Unloaded gun found in trash bin at CMS middle school

The gun which was located in a trash bin outside of the school, was never brought inside, CMS Principal Neodria Brown told parents in a message.

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

First responders found the bus driver unconscious at the crash site and used Narcan to revive her.

  Enrollment numbers in for CMS’ African American Studies class

Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox believes African American Studies being taught in all High Schools is the right thing to do.

  Parents react after student brings gun to South Mecklenburg HS, officials say

'It’s unfortunate that its gotten to this,' said one parent about Tuesday’s events.

  New petition launched to change the name of UNC Charlotte to University of Charlotte

When NBA sharpshooter Joe Harris was winning the 3-Point-Contest during the NBA All-Star Game festivities in Charlotte this past weekend, he probably didn’t realize he may be getting a lot of new fans for a reason unrelated to his basketball skills.

  South Meck student found in possession of gun on campus

A student at South Mecklenburg High School was found in possession of a firearm on campus Tuesday while classes were still in session.

  CMS mother says son who has speech disability, continuously dropped off at wrong bus location

A Charlotte mother claims her son, who has a speech impairment, has been dropped off at the wrong location multiple times within the past year.

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.

Teacher tells students MLK assassination was ‘complete fabrication,’ NC parent says

After the school district began investigating the allegations, the substitute teacher turned in her resignation.

  CMS announces drop in teacher vacancies due to new initiatives

CMS announced on Tuesday that they have seen a dip in teacher vacancies in the past school year, believed to be the result of hiring initiatives that the school system recently adopted.

Five CMS schools to dismiss early Friday for NBA All-Star traffic

With thousands of people expected to visit Charlotte over the weekend for the NBA All-Star events, several schools in and around uptown will be closing early on Friday to accommodate for heavy traffic and road closures.

Alabama lawmakers file bill for elective Bible course in public schools

Would you give your blessings for your child to take a Bible class in his or her public school?

  Student with autism crowned Homecoming King at Charlotte high school

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said students at South Mecklenburg High School elected Blake Rice, a fellow student with autism, as their new Homecoming King.

  New program at West Mecklenburg High School helps students

West Mecklenburg High School will now have junior counselors to help students cope with life.

  CMS leaders push to repeal House Bill 514

In a battle that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools continues to fight, parents say the ultimate choice is figuring out what’s best for children’s needs and making sure it is gone about in the right way. CMS says House Bill 514 isn’t going to get us there.

  West Lincoln Middle School teachers look to reach students in ways that go beyond academics with ‘Zen room’

School teachers are starting to notice that your child’s needs go beyond Math, English or Science. At West Lincoln Middle School, teachers and counselors have created something that’s called the ‘Zen Room’ for emotional support.

Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

Because of the rumor, allegedly spread by bullies, the boy was ostracized and ridiculed by his classmates and searched and interrogated by staff, according to the father’s attorney.

  Union County School Board officials consider reevaluating Kindergarten curriculum

Testing continues to be a hot topic in the North Carolina school system. Just last month state Superintendent Mark Johnson vowed to lessen testing in schools, starting at younger grade levels.

  Cameras in classrooms for students with disabilities proposed at committee meeting

Right now, the proposal is more of an idea. There’s not set plan for schools or classrooms - just a conversation between board members about what the future could look like.

  FBI investigating former Pfeiffer University administrator amidst embezzlement allegations

The FBI is investigating a former Pfeiffer University administrator amidst allegations he embezzled roughly $500,000.

All CMS students must wear khakis and polo shirts? Here’s what CMS says about the memo.

CMS officials say the memo is "a super big fake story" and has not been discussed or voted on by CMS board.

  Teaching conflict resolution to Charlotte youth

How can young people to learn how to walk away from arguments? How can they learn to recognize their own frame of mind?

  CMS continues random safety screenings at local high schools

Garinger High School, Rocky River High School, Mallard Creek High School and Harding University were the first four of eight schools to begin safety screenings

Teacher, aides punished children with autism using dark bathroom, loud whistle, investigators say

The three suspects were investigated after a witness reported them to the school resource officer, according to the sheriff.

  CMS Teachers, Staff get active survival, shooting training

Detective Wesley Eubanks spent 30 years with CMPD—hes now working with Charlotte Mecklenburg School resource officers to keep our schools safe.

  CMS conducts first random selections for safety screenings in district schools

CMS conducted the inaugural random security screening selections for area high schools on Monday afternoon in order to determine which schools will be subjected to the first wave of screenings.

Boy with autism intentionally locked out of school by principal, mother says

The school district placed the principal on paid administrative leave while it investigates the allegations.

  CMS Board pushes for funding for more emotional-social support staffing

CMS wants to hire more school counselors, psychologists and social workers to make sure each student’s case gets the attention it deserves.

Six years after voters said yes, CMS is about to start building a new southern school

The yet-unnamed school just off Providence Road, in the Rea Farms development between Ardrey Kell Road and Interstate 485, will pull students from Ballantyne, Elon Park, Hawk Ridge and Polo Ridge elementary schools and Community House and J.M. Robinson middle schools.

CMS high schools dismissal delayed due to testing technical issues

All CMS high schools will now be dismissed at 1 p.m.

  Report finds poor communication, insufficient training and lack of staffing in lead-up to Silent Sam protests

WBTV obtained a copy of the report in the days after UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt abruptly announced her resignation and ordered the immediate removal of the pedestal upon which Silent Sam sat earlier this week.

  Charlotte schools differ on when to introduce technology to children

If you’re a parent you might be facing the dilemma of when and how to allow technology at home, but it’s also a topic of debate when they leave the house to go to school.

  NC Superintendent wants to remove standardized testing from schools across state

“We are testing students too much," says North Carolina Superintendent, Mark Johnson.

  UNC Chancellor Folt to step down, approves removal of ‘Silent Sam’ base

She will step down following graduation at the end of the academic year.

  Multiple school districts announce delays Monday due to possible icy roads

Many of the school districts cited the below freezing temperatures and the potential for icy roads for the delays.

  CMS hopes one new app and 500+ willing givers can help homeless students and families

CMS has signed an agreement to work with Purposity, a donation app that lets people provide help to individuals whose needs have been verified.

  CMS Superintendent makes African American and Latin American history classes available for all CMS high schools

Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox says he is adding African American History courses to all CMS schools starting next semester.

South Carolina teachers could see a big pay increase if bill raises salaries to national average

South Carolina teachers could see a pay increase if a newly filed bill become law.

  Growing concerns over potential for targeting with CMS safety measure changes

After October’s deadly shooting at Butler high and guns found at multiple schools in the past year - the district decided it was time to enhance safety measures, including random wand screenings.

  CMS Parents get answers concerning long bus rides for their special needs kids

Some Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) parents of special needs students have been complaining since the beginning of the school year about the long rides their kids have on a CMS school bus.

  UCPS hopes academic achievement continues at Walter Bickett Elementary School

Union County Public School (UCPS) Superintendent Dr. Andrew Houlihan is happy one of his low performing schools is doing better this year.

  Should students learn more ‘Adulting’ basics in the classroom? One NC rep. says yes

A story about a school in Kentucky offering an ‘Adulting Day’ has blown up on social media with parents on both sides of the table.

  Town charter schools are one step away from happening

Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) District is concerned over Senate Bill 469. It offers a technical correction that will allow municipal charter schools to hire teachers.

  Concerns that racial profiling may happen when CMS checks students

The concern mentioned at a recent school board meeting is African American and Hispanic students could get checked more often than other races.

  Harding University High School thinks CMS is leaving them behind

Harding University High School (HUHS) Booster club wants Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) District to pay attention to their school.

  Forming an CMS Equity Committee is still up in the air

Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board (CMS) spent a lot of time talking about equity at its Tuesday night meeting.

CMS announces make-up dates for days missed due to inclement weather

On Tuesday evening, CMS released the scheduled make-up dates for days that were missed due to inclement weather so far in the school year.

  Snow days adding up for students in Avery and Watauga Counties

Snowstorm Diego will take another school day from students in Avery and Watauga Counties on Wednesday.

  CMS announces closings, delays as Charlotte dries out from winter storm

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Tuesday, the district announced Monday afternoon, following a days-long winter storm.

  Hazardous conditions on roads, bridges and sidewalks prompts CMS to close school Monday

CMS will advise families, students, staff and the community of the school schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 11, through direct phone calls, social media, the CMS website and area media outlets.

  CMS exploring option to open some schools during bad weather

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) are exploring a way to keep parents happy when it comes to bad weather as it relates to opening and closing their kids’ schools.