North Carolina lawmakers budgeted $200,000 to fund classroom projects at public schools in Sen. Jeff Tarte's district. But they pulled the plug after DonorsChoose, the nonprofit tagged to distribute the money, said no thanks.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools leaders say a policy restricting elected officials' access to schools during class time will protect students and staff from distraction. But they realize it's a minefield in a tense political climate.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools has reassigned a principal who interrupted a student-led anti-gun walkout in May with comments about her own love of shooting. A student video went viral and fueled debate over her remarks.
Makila Ballard is the valedictorian of Sugar Creek High School’s first graduating class in Charlotte, North Carolina. She's a first-generation college student and will start at Rhodes College in Memphis in fall 2018.
The North Carolina General Assembly backed proposal to have State Superintendent Mark Johnson recommend ways to reduce the number of tests given to students. Some teachers and parents say too many tests are given.
The state NAACP on Monday threatened to sue over a new North Carolina law allowing four mostly white towns in Mecklenburg County to create their own charter schools and a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voter ID at the polls.
A Charlotte-area student is graduating this Tuesday after rebuilding her high school's TV news program, landing an internship with PBS and showing her classmates and teachers what it means to be a leader.
Being suspended, then arrested, might have ended many students' academic careers. But this Hopewell High teen is about to graduate and enter a new career path that Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools sees as a hope for the future.
Ardrey Kell High School seniors Luke Japaridze and David Kubala design video games together in Charlotte, and both have their own companies. They plan to keep working together during college, though they'll be an ocean apart.
The North Carolina House on Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018, passed a bill requiring high-scoring students to be put in advanced classes. A News & Observer and Charlotte Observer series found bright, low-income students have been excluded from advanced classes.
North Carolina Republicans in the General Assembly passed education bills through a committee on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The bills dealt with cursive changes after Common Core, forcing schools to put up In God We Trust signs, and more.
Saying it's a revival of segregation, the NC NAACP and an array of Charlotte's black education leaders vow to fight a controversial town charter school bill if it passes. They say they'll go to court if necessary.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School board is approves contracts for two major school renovations and a new special education school, and to add mobile classrooms at six schools. The money comes from 2013 and 2017 bonds.
NC State University study shows students with private school vouchers outscore counterparts in public schools. But another study questions whether Christian curriculum leaves students ill-prepared in science and world history.
The North Carolina budget legislators passed on Friday, June 1, 2018, includes extra money for early childhood education programs like NC Pre-K and childcare subsidies or grants. But many nonprofit charity groups criticized it.
Nancy Cable was named chancellor of UNC Asheville. She has served as a foundation president and administrator at Denison University, Guilford College, Davidson College, University of Virginia and Bates College.