Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools online credit recovery program helps students graduate with a GPA too low for college admission, speakers from Students For Education Reform say. They urge CMS to set higher standards.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools approves buying land across from Ardrey Kell High to build a new elementary school that will relieve crowding at three nearby schools. Parents at Providence Spring say they need relief too.
Wake County school board member Keith Sutton will seek the Democratic nomination for state schools superintendent in 2020. Sutton says he has the necessary education and political experience to lead North Carolina’s public schools.
North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson announces new public-private partnership called Teach NC to improve image of teaching profession and to develop a statewide teacher recruitment system. He touts how much teachers are being paid.
Some state lawmakers are hoping to pass legislation in 2019 that would allow North Carolina school districts to start the school year earlier in August. The tourism industry says a change puts the $23.9 billion industry at risk.
North Carolina lawmakers have filed bills that would increase funding for school resource officers and mental health personnel, develop school threat assessment teams, screen kids for mental health issues and teach respect for school personnel.
A Wake County substitute teacher allegedly told 10-year-old minority students that they were marked for prison because of their clothing and that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had killed himself. She’s no longer working for Wake.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools will give five uptown schools a half day off Friday to avoid traffic snarls from the NBA All Star game. Trouble spots will be uptown and on Independence Blvd. near Bojangles Arena.
Nisan Williams has a son who has been threatened at Southwest Middle School. Parents say a group of students calling themselves the South Mob are bullying and threatening classmates. One posted a Snapchat photo of a student aiming a gun.
A Lexington Co., NC school bus carrying elementary school students was in a head-on crash with a Ford Focus whose driver was hospitalized and might have been under the influence of alcohol, highway patrol said.
North Carolina private school voucher fund grows by $10 million a year, even as the state can’t find enough low income students to take the Opportunity Scholarship money it has. Key lawmaker calls for change.
Hobgood Academy in Halifax County will switch from being a private school to a charter school for the 2019-20 school year. The 50-year-old private school, which had been receiving voucher money, said families couldn’t afford to attend.
A school safety committee formed by Gov. Roy Cooper after the Parkland massacre says the state should provide money to have a police officer at every North Carolina school. If that’s not viable, it says more should be added to elementary schools.
After 2,000 North Carolina teachers failed a math test required to earn their license, state officials looked for a better exam. Now they say problems may lie with teacher prep programs -- and their whole premise.
Senate Bill 28 restores master’s pay for North Carolina teachers as long as they get their degree in the subject that they’re teaching. The bill has bipartisan support from lawmakers after the benefit was cut off in 2013.
The N.C. Department of Public Instruction will recommend eliminating the N.C. Final Exams for science in fourth grade and for social studies in fourth and fifth grades. Exams are given so those teachers can get a SAS EVAAS evaluation growth rating.
Every Tray Counts and students from CMS in Charlotte NC launch effort to compost more and put less school cafeteria waste into landfills. They’d like to remove millions of styrofoam trays from the trash.
Fewer North Carolina public school teachers are quitting the profession or relocating to work at other schools in the state. Some teachers dispute that it’s a sign that educators are more satisfied with their working conditions.