UNC Charlotte sets new record with more than 30,000 enrolled

That makes it the second-largest university in the University of North Carolina system.

  Gov. Cooper announces N.C. elementary schools allowed to return for in-person learning

  Back to School & Beyond: District-by-district guide to the 2020 school year

Iredell-Statesville Schools PreK-5 to return five days a week on Oct. 5

  CMS teachers asking for ‘more clarity’ in plan for return to in-person learning

  CMS approves phased plan to bring students back to classrooms

'It does not need to be this complicated’; N.C. lieutenant governor pushes for schools to reopen without mask mandate

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Union County schools to be fully remote on Thursday due to flooding concerns

  Parents' opinions split on in-person and remote learning ahead of CMS decision

  CMS Board expected to vote on plans to ‘phase students’ back into in-person learning, similar to Plan B style

  Rock Hill school leaders step closer to changing mask policy

  CMS Foundation raises money for 10,000+ students to get internet, moves closer to $3.2M goal

Dr. Lynn Moody to retire as superintendent of Rowan-Salisbury Schools

  Date set to discuss CMS plans for phased return to in-person, as parents, board opinions split

A lawsuit from some parents calls for a judge to step in to file an injunction which would get CMS operating back in-person immediately.

UNC Charlotte Alumni Association to provide scholarships for students active in promoting social justice, social action

The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association Scholarship provides financial assistance for students "engaged in social action, racial justice and economic efforts with their communities.

CMS finds way to raise minimum wage, avoid layoffs despite battle with county commissioners

CMS Board Vice Chair Thelma Byer-Bailey said during Tuesday’s meeting CMS did not fire a single individual, but the district had to eliminate 177 jobs.

  Winthrop students following guidelines on first day of in-person learning to avoid campus shutdown

Students are excited to be back on campus but say they understand they have a huge responsibility this semester.

  UNC Charlotte begins semester with students in remote learning

  Charlotte-Mecklenburg School teachers on special assignment to get students connected

  DHEC releases school data, parents, teachers watching closely

DHEC: 158 COVID-19 cases reported at South Carolina schools

  Teacher unexpectedly dies in classroom in Burke County, N.C.

Union County Public Schools adds one more day of in-person learning a week

  MECK Pre-K returns for in-person learning on a staggered schedule

In order to be back learning in-person, MECK Pre-K is following strict daily health screenings for students and staff.

  Charlotte parent upset after inappropriate content allegedly appears during virtual class

A south Charlotte family is upset after they say their 11-year-old child was allegedly exposed to inappropriate content during a virtual class for Waddell Language Academy.

Since reopening, 3K N.C. college students got coronavirus

At least 3,000 college students across North Carolina have tested positive for the coronavirus since schools reopened in early August.

  Important conversations for students about social, emotional learning incorporate death of Chadwick Boseman

The district says they encourage conversations about Boseman’s death for healthy and meaningful conversations about grief and strength.

  CMS teacher records rap video to encourage students during virtual learning

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools behavioral teacher is using his rapping talent to connect with students in a positive way.

Davidson College reports COVID-19 cluster involving baseball players

The cluster involves five positive test results, according to a statement by the college Friday night. The college reported a total of 13 known coronavirus cases out of more than 1,600 tests administered in recent days.

  CMS Metrics Advisory Committee discuss ways to return to in-person learning

Thursday morning the CMS Metrics Advisory Committee held a meeting to discuss what they want to see happening in the community in order to bring kids back in.

  CMS launches school bus hotspots, dozens turnout for stable internet

So far, CMS has launched two of the school bus hots pots - one in the Latin American Coalition parking lot and another at Bloomfield Acres.

  Parents concerned as issues continue, some pulling their children out of Gaston Virtual Academy

Some parents told WBTV last week that their children still did not know who their teachers were. Many are reporting problems continuing this week.

CMS Board approves partnerships with community-based remote learning sites

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education has voted to allow CMS to contract with community-based organizations committed to establishing remote learning facilities for students.

  ‘We all need to do what we can’ WBTV viewer pays for internet for family who relied on library hot spot

A woman was touched by this story and offered to pay for them to have broadband internet.

  CMS class interrupted with inappropriate behavior during ‘zoom bombing’

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials say a class was interrupted Tuesday by inappropriate behavior during a “zoom bombing”.

CMS Foundation aims to provide internet service for students without home access

The CMS Foundation is aiming to raise funds to provide internet service for students without home access as school buildings remain closed due to ongoing COVID-19 risks.

  CMS teacher, parent reflect on hard work put into first week of remote learning

Behind every virtual lesson plan is a teacher learning new technology and educating at the same time.

  Church provides help as N.C. parents work through anxiety of a pandemic

The World Worship Church in south Charlotte held a meeting to try to give parents the tools they need to try to reduce their concerns and fears.

COVID-19 case reported at high school in Iredell County

A student or employee has tested positive for COVID-19 at a high school in Iredell County, officials say.

  UNC Charlotte assessing options as two N.C. colleges move undergrads to remote learning due to COVID-19

UNC Charlotte is assessing options after UNC’s Chapel Hill campus and North Carolina State University moved undergraduates to remote learning due to COVID-19 clusters.

  Parents, students frustrated by delays in learning through Gaston Virtual Academy

Classes were supposed to kick off on Monday, but some parents say two days later they have still not been able to access anything.

CMS announces phased return to workouts for high school athletes

The return to athletic workouts at CMS high school facilities begins as early as Sept. 14, 2020.

Déjà vu for families, N.C. Ed Cloud crashes again during day three of remote learning

Parents and teachers are frustrated. They need the NC Ed Cloud to work, because its the heartbeat behind remote learning.

  More login issues reported with N.C. remote learning program

Another round of issues was reported with a North Carolina remote learning program Wednesday, on day three of the school year for many in the state.

  Day 2 of remote learning for CMS paints much more promising picture for days ahead

While many families didn’t necessarily run into those technology glitches on the second day, CMS reports several thousand students still don’t have access to internet.

  Atrium doctors promote unplugging as screen time set to increase with virtual learning

Limiting screen time will be a lot harder for students going to school online, but doctors at Atrium say it is possible to make sure your kid stays disconnected for parts of the day.

  Some UNC Charlotte students concerned about plan to open year with in-person learning

On Sept. 7 classes will start in a hybrid format, meaning some classes are offered online and others are in-person. Almost 29,000 students are currently enrolled.

  App State faculty senate passes resolution of ‘no confidence’ in chancellor amid pandemic

The faculty senate at Appalachian State University introduced a resolution of no confidence in the leadership of the school’s chancellor amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Special needs students find new advantages of virtual learning

Kids with learning disabilities benefit from virtual learning

  Dr. Fauci told N.C. leaders to wait before reopening schools with fully in-person learning

North Carolina’s health secretary says Dr. Anthony Fauci played a big role in them waiting before reopening public schools with fully in-person instruction.

CMPD officers help provide free haircuts, school supplies to Charlotte students

On Sunday, North Tryon Division officers and SWAG Barber Shop partnered to provide free haircuts and school supplies for students to kick off the new school year.

  Gaston County Schools not allowing students to play sports if enrolled in district’s virtual academy

A Gaston County mom says sports was supposed to be the only normal thing about her kid’s school year and she believes the rule is not fair.

  Major server crashes as CMS families start with remote learning. Will glitches be part of new routine?

Thousands of CMS families logged on Monday morning, only to be shut out.

UNC fall sports still on despite remote learning

The University of North Carolina says it still plans to play sports this fall after canceling in-person undergraduate classes in favor of remote instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic.

School resource officer rescues choking elementary school student in Union Co.

A school resource officer rescued a choking student at an elementary school on the first day back of classes in Union County Monday.

  Lincoln County school temporarily closes after possible COVID-19 cluster

Iron Station Elementary School will be closed for students through Aug. 30, Lincoln County Schools Superintendent Dr. Lory Morrow announced.

  CMS teachers and parents navigate technical glitch on first day of school

Teachers spent the morning reaching out to their students to help them log on.

  Caldwell County Schools welcome students back to the classroom

The first day of school atmosphere, though, was not a familiar one to anybody.

  Union Co. teachers say district-issued cleaner is dangerous for students, staff

Teachers in Union County Public Schools have raised concerns about a cleaning solution issued for use in classrooms this school year, the label for which advises it can be harmful to human skin and cause eye irritation. The district hasn't provided any alternative.

  ‘Service now working’ after login issues with N.C. remote learning program

Schools reported issues with NC EDCloud as students across North Carolina started class Monday.

  How virtual learning impacts kid’s socialization and development

Typically socialization happens as friendships form in the classroom, but how does that happen virtually?

Back to school with remote learning in CMS: Parents, here are answers to FAQ

School starts Monday with remote learning in Mecklenburg County.

  Union County teachers rally for safe return to school

A rally was held Sunday in Union County with a hearse leading the procession.

Charlotte-area students return to school, but many of them won’t be leaving home

The Carolinas have reported nearly 245,000 COVID-19 cases total since March and nearly 4,500 deaths, and no one is sure of the remaining path of the virus. Parents and teachers have been divided over whether returning to school is safe.

  Lowe’s donates laptops for students to end the digital divide

Remote learning means school supply lists look different this year for many Charlotte Mecklenburg students.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to release workout schedules for athletes by Aug. 21

The upcoming announcement will provide clarity on opening dates and procedures for workouts to resume with athletes receiving guidance from coaches and staff at CMS facilities and athletic fields.

Belk donates $30,000, plus 10,000 masks to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for COVID-19 relief effort

The department store said on Friday that a $25,000 donation will go to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund, “providing students with the technology they need to stay connected as remote learning is set to begin next week.”

  Mental health experts offer tips on balancing multiple students in one household

With multiple school-aged children and teenagers in one household, parents say learning from home amidst the coronavirus pandemic can be a challenge.

  Pop up ‘schools’ at churches, banks, conference rooms as parents prepare for more remote learning

Several schools districts in the Charlotte area, including CMS are going back to school fully remote, leaving parents who work full time in a bind.

  Breaking down back to school sick policies, pediatrician answers frequently asked questions

As districts across the Carolinas finalized their Back-to-School plans, officials had to think through everything, including new sick policies for in-person learning.

  Charlotte Mecklenburg Library resources aim to lessen digital divide

Groups like the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library are doing all they can to balance safety in a pandemic and serving students.

  Thermal cameras among the preparations as first day of school looms for Caldwell County

Most students, though, will spend two days a week in the classroom, with the rest of the week online.

  CMS father speaks about new sports calendar released by NCHSAA

Clawson said his son has committed to play football at UNC-Charlotte next year and is now considering graduating early.

  Lancaster County Schools has bus driver shortage, recruit across the state lines

In any given year, bus drivers could be hard to recruit. The coronavirus has created a new set of recruiting problems.

McMaster announces 70 S.C. school districts to receive $10 million in PPE

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is making sure schools have the proper equipment to make sure students and teachers are safe when they head back to class.

  Huntersville school for children on autism spectrum to reopen with full, in-person instruction

Their mission is to fill the gap to support exceptional learners in North Mecklenburg.

  UNC Charlotte’s newest chancellor navigating global pandemic during first semester in charge

Gaber joins Niner Nation as the fifth chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and officially the first woman to serve as chancellor.

North Carolina high school football won’t start until 2021

High school football will kick off the season in February, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday.

  CMS superintendent gives no answer for fall sports after school board meeting

Parents are hanging on to the idea of fall sports. They don’t want their kids’ football or volleyball season to be canceled.

  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools offer delivery option for meals during remote learning

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools nutrition leaders introduced a meal bundle program that will enable students to get meals even as the district opens in fully-remote learning.

  ‘I’m ready to rock and roll’; Some Union Co. teachers ready to return while others push for Plan C

Many Union County teachers continue to push for an all virtual start of the school year. Many, but not all. There’s another group of teachers who say, unlike some of their colleagues, they’re ready to be back in the classroom and say they are accepting any risk there could be regarding the spread o