Education

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.

Superintendents Concerned with NC Senate Education Budget

The North Carolina Senate is proposing a budget that would give teachers a big raise. But that plan comes with a heavy hit to our schools.

Mecklenburg Co. Budget Keeps Property Taxes Flat

Mecklenburg County's proposed budget includes increased money for CMS, but not enough to give all district employees a raise.

Insulting Twitter Account Targeting CMS Students Shut Down

"@704schools" had more than 1,800 followers and sent out nearly 400 tweets.

Teachers Must Choose Pay Hike or Protections Under Proposed Budget

North Carolina senators are offering veteran teachers the choice between a double-digit pay increase, or keeping their job protections.

Teacher Tenure Wins in Court

North Carolina teachers are ready to fight for their futures. It's a battle taking place in Raleigh, in the courts and in classrooms across the state.

City Council Tweaks Budget to Fund After-School Programs

City Council tweaked a proposed budget plan Wednesday night and could give more funding to two after-school programs.

Hundreds of NC Teachers Protest at State Capitol for Higher Pay

Money for public education was front and center as NC legislators returned to Raleigh Monday.

Career Fair At Pinewood Elementary | PHOTOS

Check out these photos shot by students at the Pinewood Elementary Career Fair.