Education

Students, Parents Fight to Keep Charter School Open

Piedmont Community is shutting down it's upper school. Families say the decision is surprising and unfair and they want school leaders to hear their complaints.

HS Football Concussions at Epidemic Level

An NFL funded study found that high school players are most at risk, twice as likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury as a college player.

Parents Concerned About New CMS Schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced a new plan this week to move more than 2,500 kids next school year to relieve overcrowding.

Association of Educators Supports Sales Tax Hike

If voters approve, it will bring in an estimated $28 million for CMS salary increases.

Where's My Money? - Teachers Still Waiting to be Paid

Teachers who worked at a now shuttered charter school in South Charlotte are still waiting to be paid.

Parents Weigh In on Sales Tax for Teacher Pay

A last-ditch effort to raise support for a tax hike for teacher raises. A quarter-penny sales tax will be on the November ballot in Mecklenburg County.

Local Politician Says Consolidation Would Keep Schools Safer

WCCB Charlotte was also there as Albemarle High School students returned to class, a day after one of their classmates shot and wounded another student.

North Carolina Ranks as Worst State for Teachers

Wallethub.com looked at salary, employment rate, and academic factors in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. North Carolina is ranked 51st overall.

CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison Talks Issues With Closing Charter Schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg students are almost a month into the school year and it's been an eventful one already. Read More »

Student Loans Second Largest Source of Debt in U.S.

Sixty percent of North Carolinians are paying off student loans, and the debt is substantial.

Union Co. Parents Speak Out About Redistricting

Union County parents lost the redistricting fight. Now they're losing their tempers. Social media exploded this week with horror stories of kids sitting on the floor in classrooms and more than hour-long drop-off lines.

Does Your Child's School Detect Carbon Monoxide?

A carbon monoxide scare at a school in Northwest Charlotte reveals a potentially dangerous threat within the district.

Davidson College Professor Teaches Non-Traditionally With 'Math-Bytes'

Soon your kids will be bringing home math homework and asking for your help! Read More »

Union Co. Redistricting Sends Kids to New Schools

A controversial redistricting plan went into effect Monday. Parents opposed to the changes fought a lengthy court battle, but were unable to overturn the school board's vote.

CMS Celebrates Smooth First Day of School

CMS is celebrating the smoothest first day of classes in years. Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison says there were no problems with transportation or technology.

New Elementary School Ready for Students

A new elementary school focusing on science, technology, engineering and math is ready to roll for the start of the school year.

CMS to Identify Causes of Low-Performing Schools

CMS is launching what's called the Beacon Initiative. The district will pay outside researchers hundreds of thousands of dollars to identify where schools fall short and come up with solutions.

Parents Rally for Changes to CMS Volunteer Policy

Right now, CMS requires volunteers have a driver's license or social security card to volunteer in their children's schools. Advocates say that excludes undocumented parents and people who have prior convictions.

Judge Rejects Union County Redistricting Lawsuit

Wednesday, a judge threw out the injunction filed by upset parents who wanted to stop the redistricting process in Union County schools.

Battle to Stop Union Co. Redistricting in Judge's Hands

Parents are fighting to keep thousands of kids from being shuffled to new schools. Lawyers for the school board say the last minute tactics won't work.

Union County Parents Take Redistricting Fight to Court

The injunction filed by the group claims the Board of Education made changes to the redistricting lines behind closed doors.

Parents File Injunction Against School Board On Redistricting Changes

Parents in Union Co. filed an injunction against the Board of Education, accusing the board of moving redistricting lines behind closed doors.

Gov. McCrory and House Leaders Reveal New Budget Plan

There's a new plan to give teachers in North Carolina raises, without forcing them to give up tenure rights.

Voters Consider Raising Taxes for Teacher Salaries

Teacher raises now rest in the hands of Mecklenberg County voters. Commissioners decided to put a 7.5 percent county tax increase on the November ballot Tuesday night.

Teachers Rally for Education Funds

More money for teacher pay. That was the rallying cry heard outside the Government Center Wednesday night.