Covid’s impact: CMS students saw broad declines in reading scores, says Read Charlotte leader

Read Charlotte promotes online tool to help close the literacy gap exacerbated by Covid-19.
By Sarafina Wright | September 22, 2021

Vance High School is officially renamed in honor of Julius L. Chambers

Chambers, a civil rights lawyer who spent much of his life in Charlotte, argued groundbreaking cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
By Jalon Hill | July 15, 2021

‘They should have a plan already,’ former school board chair says of CMS as county threatens to withhold funding

Arthur Griffin Jr., who led the board from 1997 to 2002, said the district must be held accountable for results.
By Sarafina Wright | May 19, 2021

CMS students will continue remote learning as Covid-19 cases spike

Read what some teachers were saying.
By Jonathan Limehouse | January 15, 2021

‘The hardest year of my life’: At high-poverty Garinger High School, a student works to overcome Covid-related hardships

Before the pandemic, Garinger already was a school with big challenges. Now those challenges have multiplied.
By Cristina Bolling, The Charlotte Ledger | December 12, 2020

CMS votes to move K-12 students into full remote learning, citing Covid concerns

Most CMS students will return to full remote learning beginning Monday and return to classrooms Jan. 19.
By Jonathan Limehouse | December 9, 2020

Most CMS middle school students will return to in-person learning after winter break

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted to bring most middle school students back to classrooms in January, while some will return at the end of the month.
By Jonathan Limehouse | November 11, 2020

K-5 returns to CMS schools Monday. Here’s what parents are saying.

Students return as eight students and 16 staff members have tested positive for Covid-19, CMS data shows.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 30, 2020

CMS to rename Barringer Academic Center

It will be the second CMS school to have its name changed as part of the district’s effort to eliminate school names tied to racism and slavery.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 29, 2020

CMS Superintendent diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy after showing symptoms during meeting

CMS says Superintendent Earnest Winston is doing fine after displaying symptoms of facial paralysis during a virtual leadership meeting Tuesday.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 20, 2020