CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston is under fire and facing new questions from state lawmakers as well as the chairwoman of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board, according to new documents obtained by WBTV. The questions related to Winston's claims and recently-announced policy changes regarding how the district handles reported rapes and sexual assaults.
Charlotte Mecklenburg School (CMS) District says 54 vendors submitted a proposal to get access to the $50 million the school district received from COVID Relief Funds. The money will offer tutoring services to students who attend the 42 low performing schools.
The proposed numbers include an average 5% pay raise for teachers over the next two years, a $2,800 bonus to most teachers using federal funds, and 100 million dollars to support low wealth counties with recruiting teachers.
An attorney for current and former students at Hawthorne Academy and Myers Park high schools has asked the U.S. Department of Education to open a new investigation into Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools over the district's handling of reported sexual violence. The call for a new investigation comes amidst an ongoing WBTV investigation into the school district.
West Mecklenburg High School was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon because of a large fight in the parking lot of the school, two students were arrested and charged with possessing knives on campus.
A student at Hawthorne Academy High School said she was forced to sign a nondisclosure agreement after reporting being sexually assaulted by a classmate in 2019. Her story comes one week after WBTV first revealed a Hawthorne Academy student who was suspended after reporting a sexual assault. CMS leaders refuse to answer questions.
Nicole Sherrell, a science teacher at Jesse C. Carson High School was presented with the 2021 NCSTA (North Carolina Science Teachers Association) District 6 Outstanding High School Science Teacher Award
The first quarter of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School year is now over - Superintendent Earnest Winston shared what has been done in the first quarter to increase academic achievement to close the achievement gap between Black and White students.
Clutching a page of notes, Bob Russo sat in the middle of the boisterous audience in the school gymnasium, reviewing what he wanted to tell the Douglas County School District board members. When it was his turn to speak, Russo stood and approached the microphone.
Livingstone College will host its second in a series of “Fridays at the Stone” on Friday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 a.m. at its School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, located at 530 Jake Alexander Blvd. South.
The CMS Board of Education is meeting on Tuesday night. One thing on the agenda that’s getting a lot of parents talking about is a possible change to the schedule for next week. The school board plans to recommend that Monday, November 1 become a teacher workday. November 2 was already planned teacher workday. If approved, this would give students a four-day weekend over Halloween.