Education

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.

CMS Budget Plan Pushes for Teacher Raises

Superintendent Ann Clark spoke about her $1.3 billion budget plan Wednesday at Pineville Elementary School.

CMS Looking for Big Budget Bump

CMS superintendent Ann Clark is asking for almost $40 million more for next year's budget.

Report Cites Multiple Failures In Rolling Stone Rape Article

Rolling Stone is pledging to review its editorial practices but won't fire anyone after a leading journalism school issued a blistering critique of how it reported and edited a discredited article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Read More »

New Bill Asks for $20 Million For Teacher Raises

Former CMS board member and new State Senator Joyce Waddell wants to boost salaries for veteran teachers.

CMS Explores Single-Gender Classrooms Among Magnet Options

The idea of single-gender classrooms in some Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is stealing headlines, but it's only one of several ideas for new magnet programs.

CMS Begins Search for Formal Superintendent

Board members started discussing the search process at a special meeting Wednesday night, but did not come away with a formal process for finding the next superintendent.

State Revokes Troubled School's Charter

The doors will stay closed for Entrepreneur High School. The State Board of Education voted to revoke the Charlotte school's charter Thursday.

Protesters Disrupt UNC Board of Governor's Meeting

Protesters disrupted a UNC Board of Governors meeting in Charlotte today, as the board discussed eliminating three community-supported centers.

The Secret Side of Social Media

Tracking down and cracking cases of anonymous threats made against local schools. It's the secret side of social media behind a growing number of threats here in our area.

State Board of Education Grades CMS Schools

Report cards are out, and less than half of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools made an A or B under the state's new letter grade system.

New CMS Superintendent Addresses Chronic Absences

Superintendent Ann Clark says the number of chronic absences is up about two percent in low-income elementary and middle schools. Those students typically miss 18 days a year.

Clark Talks "State of Our Schools"

CMS now has a new superintendent in place, and she is laying out her plan to keep the district moving forward.

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