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CMS: Students can use bathroom of their gender identity

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will allow students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity — a...

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How will we teach mass shooting history?

As I watched the coverage of last week’s mass shooting in Orlando, I couldn’t help but wonder how my generation...

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Five answers as CMS ends another year

Last August, when Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools started the academic year, I wrote a story for EdNC offering five questions that would...

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4 things CMS grads can do to give back

A little more than a decade ago, I was preparing to graduate from a Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school, pack up, and...

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Mecklenburg County recommends half of CMS budget request

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools would receive $11.3 million in additional funding from Mecklenburg County under the county manager’s recommended budget—about half what...

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CMS board targets 2017 for new chief

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board listed five dozen qualities members would like to see in a new superintendent—and say they aren’t...

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CMS board endorses “timid” budget request

Members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education said Superintendent Ann Clark’s recommended budget is “lean,” “timid,” and “bare bones” —...

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Learning about the future from the past: Reporting on Swann

Last month, I wrote a story about the 45th anniversary of the Swann v. Board of Education case, published here by...

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Teacher Appreciation Week: He taught me how to write

I remember three things about Mr. Schnakenberg’s English class. One: He wrote big, cursive letters on the blackboard in yellow...

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CMS pushes for bond vote in 2016

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools leaders will begin to build a case for a bond referendum this fall—but the issue may be...

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CMS survey data shows preference for “neighborhood schools”

Preliminary results from a survey conducted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools show parents want the Board of Education to prioritize neighborhood schools...

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TeachStrong panel discusses pay, promotions for teachers

By the end of the panel discussion inside a West Charlotte middle school gym, one veteran teacher sitting in the...