Education

State Senator Shadows Local Teacher Assistant

A state Senator is trying to prove how important local teacher assistants are by being one.

More than 500 CMS TA Positions Remain in Limbo Until September

Questions linger into September about the status of more than 500 teacher assistants in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

CMS: First Day of School

147,000 students were up bright and early Monday morning and at the bus stop for the first day of school. Superintendent Ann Clark took a tour through the city to see how things were going.

CMS Waiting On Budget Decision As School Term Approaches

A spending agreement between Governor Pat McCrory and the legislature's Republican leaders brings the state closer to having a budget, but it doesn't answer questions for school districts across the state.

Teachers Stock Up With Free Supplies From Classroom Central

135 local teachers have free school supplies to help their students start the new year. They filled their carts at the Classroom Central store in west Charlotte.

CMS Cannot Pay 539 Teacher Assistants

The General Assembly has yet to adopt a budget for 2015-16, leaving people's livelihoods on the line, and school districts across the state without funding for many positions.

CMS Short Teachers As School Approaches

Less than two weeks from the start of school for CMS and still no education budget from the North Carolina General Assembly.

Summer Program Helps Students Stay on Course

Charlotte's Project LIFT is working year round to help kids from disadvantaged neighborhoods get ahead, while staying out of trouble.

Former CMS Principal Disciplined Second Time

John Floyd has been suspended by the school district. They say he posted an inappropriate picture on social media.

CMS Teacher To Be Honored At Tony Awards

Corey Mitchell will receive the first ever Excellence in Theater Education Award during this weekend's Tony Awards.

Parents Say Teachers Are Manhandling, Abusing Special Needs Students

Parents in Union County say their special needs children are being manhandled and verbally abused by teachers. Now, they're asking for cameras to be put in classrooms to catch help teachers in the act.

Parents Want Cameras In Special Education Classrooms

Some Union County parents want surveillance cameras in all of the district's special education classrooms.

County Manager: CMS May Have to Look to State for Proposed Budget

Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio presents her budget to the Board of Commissioners Thursday, including a recommendation on what CMS should get.

CMS Superintendent Presents Budget to County Commissioners

The budget for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools could be in limbo until state lawmakers settle on a spending plan.

State Orders Inspections on All Rear-Engine School Buses

Five students from Porter Ridge Middle School were hurt on Monday when an engine hose burst, spraying them with hot anti-freeze.

Dr. Jill Biden: CPCC Among the Best of the Best

Dr. Jill Biden gave the commencement address to 800 CPCC graduates at Bojangles Coliseum Thursday afternoon.

CMS Board Approves Superintendent's $1.3B Budget Proposal

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board signed off on a $1.3 billion budget that gives teachers raises. But it may be a tough sell to County Commissioners, who have the final say.

Controversy Growing Around Segregation Photos Shown to Kindergarten Class

Controversy is growing around a kindergarten school assignment at Richfield Elementary. It centers around four photos showing segregation.

CMS Superintendent: More Needs to be Done to Keep Teachers

As officials from a Houston district come to recruit teachers with the promise of higher salaries, Clark says more needs to be done to keep good teachers in NC.

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#RisingStarTeachers: Salutes and Freebies

CHARLOTTE- May 5th is National Teacher Appreciation Day. You no longer have to stock up on apples to say thanks! All week WCCB News Rising is celebrating our talented teachers with a special shout-out.... Read More »

Parents Remain on Edge After Potential Hit List Discovered at West Lincoln Middle

Parents remain on edge after the discovery of a potential hit list inside a local school. WCCB Charlotte's Marvin Beach talked with a mom who's stepson was on that list.

Private Security to Replace Deputies at Schools

Nine private security officers will replace four Sheriff's Deputies at schools in Chester County.

School District to Replace Resource Officers with Private Security

The Chester County School District says it will replace School Resource Officers from the Sheriff's Office with security officers from a private company.

State Bill Could Mean Felony Charges for Teens

There's a push in Raleigh to make the assault of a public school teacher by a student an automatic felony.

Superintendent Ann Clark Takes Budget Proposal To People

Clark hosted the first of three community meetings on her billion dollar budget proposal at Hopewell High in Huntersville Thursday night.

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