Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools are short 377 teachers prior to the beginning of the new school year.

The Charlotte Post Foundation publicly launched a six-month fundraising campaign to raise $75,000 to improve educational outcomes for students in some of the city’s most underserved communities today. This campaign is unique because it focuses on individual giving and challenges the community to invest in Charlotte’s youth. To date, more than $15,000 has been donated […]

Earlier this year the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education conducted a national search for a visionary leader who could lead the district. At the end of the process they hired Dr. Heath Morrison. Morrison began the job this spring with one promise – to listen. He asked the community to give him 100 days to evaluate […]

On July 14, Crossroads Charlotte will launch Know It 2 Work It (KIWI) an education and outreach effort that will equip Charlotte-area residents with tools and knowledge to become more effective grassroots organizers, community advocates and participants in the governmental decision-making process in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. It’s Time To Get Real [My Viewpoint] Know It 2 Work […]

Last week while sitting under the hair dryer at the salon, I listened to two older African American women discuss the state of the black community. They discussed everything from parenting to the current budget issues, with the focus of the entire conversation on how young black women and men are not prepared to be […]

The year 2010 has been an interesting one locally – to say the least. Our community hit the national spotlight earlier this year when it was rumored that the American Idol winner and R&B singer Fantasia Barrino, who is from High Point but has made a home here in Charlotte, was sleeping with a married […]

The rancor during last night’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board meeting rose to acrimonious levels as accusations of racism flew, rudeness prevailed and a few people were handcuffed. The board voted to close Waddell High and make it the new home for Smith Language Academy, a K-8 magnet. Harding High will turn into a neighborhood school housing […]

  With all the strategy that goes into getting your child into the “right” school, the reality is that you never really know what you’re going to end up with.

Via: CharlotteObserver.com Superintendent Peter Gorman is preparing three scenarios for the 2010-11 budget, ranging from no change to this year’s $1 billion-plus bottom line to a 5 percent cut. The worst-case scenario will require planning for layoffs, officials and a consultant said at a budget meeting Monday. Cutting 5 percent would mean eliminating $31 million […]