Gwendolyn Glenn

Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board members held a breakfast meeting Wednesday with municipal officials to dispel what they call "misunderstandings" about their future plans for school construction in the townships.


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials have received praise and criticism from parents about the decision to close schools Thursday and Friday in light of Hurricane Florence. Many parents had to scramble to find day care for their young children, and some childcare centers are receiving lots of calls for service.


The continuing lack of progress that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have made in closing the gap in the test scores of students of different races has school system officials and education advocates looking for answers. State officials released test and graduation results this week, which also showed a decline in CMS’ graduation rate.

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Sobering is how Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox described the district’s student test scores and graduation rate for last year. 

Jennifer Worsham

Monday was the first day of school for the majority of Charlotte-Mecklenburg students. Additional security measures and a new student assignment plan to make schools more diverse were in place. In an interview on Charlotte Talks, Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said overall things went well.

CMS Chief of Police Lisa Mangum, center, is flanked by an FBI special agent and other police chiefs to announce a new campaign to stop hoax threats.
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FBI officials launched the "Think Before You Post" campaign at a Charlotte-Mecklenburg School today. It’s a national effort to inform the public about the consequences of posting fake threats against people and facilities. Here, the focus is on students.

Dutchman Creek Middle School, Rock Hill S.C.
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Safety is on the minds of school officials in South Carolina as students return to school this week, considering the deadly incidents that occurred at several schools last year.

David Boraks

Davidson officials plan to meet the town’s growing public facility space needs through the purchase of a vacant school that’s owned by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

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With the first day of school less than two weeks away, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials still need to hire more than 100 teachers and bus drivers. 

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Hopewell High School principal John Dino Gisiano, who was suspended with pay in July, has resigned, according to CMS officials.

In a message sent to parents Tuesday night, Matt Hayes, the school’s Learning Community Superintendent said retired principal Michael Turner will serve as the Beatties Ford Road school’s interim principal.