Decades after a Shrine Bowl snub, Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick gets his recognition

The Charlotte Sports Foundation has named an annual high school football award in honor of the 1960s prep standout.
By Jalon Hill | October 11, 2021

CMS will require Covid testing for unvaccinated employees

The rise of covid cases in children has become a concern in local hospitals and schools.
By Jalon Hill | September 15, 2021

As the new CMS athletic director, Ericia Turner says she wants to emphasize academics as well as sports

Turner says her drive for education comes from past experiences, especially the death of her infant son.
By Jalon Hill | September 14, 2021

CMS responds to social media threats following off-campus shootings

Superintendent Earnest Winston said the district had implemented additional security measures to keep students safe.
By Jalon Hill | September 10, 2021

Our education crisis and the start of a new school year

We need to double down on our efforts to both mitigate climate impacts and ensure our education system is meeting the needs of all our future workers.
By Jennifer Watson Roberts | August 30, 2021

Back to school: CMS board chair talks about vacancies, Covid-19 and the ongoing issue of equity

Still reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic that upended the last school year, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will open Aug. 25 facing new Covid-related challenges.
By Sarafina Wright | August 18, 2021

Jury awards $10.5 million to former CMS student who was sexually assaulted by band director

The jury ordered Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools to pay $7.5 million of that total.
By Sarafina Wright | May 8, 2021

‘I don’t even know who I am’: former West Charlotte High student testifies about sexual assault by band director

Now in his early 20s, the former student is suing the former band director and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools for unspecified damages.
By Sarafina Wright | May 7, 2021

Did CMS ignore warning signs about a former band director who sexually assaulted a West Charlotte High School student?

That question goes to the heart of a federal lawsuit playing out in a courtroom in Charlotte.
By Sarafina Wright | May 6, 2021