Give us our money back, CMS says after school security system fails

The school district severed ties with an Atlanta firm that installed a high-tech security system.
By Glenn Burkins | February 12, 2020

Earnest Winston named CMS Superintendent

In a unanimous vote, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education names Earnest Winston CMS Superintendent during a special meeting on Friday.
By Katrina Louis | August 2, 2019

CMS suspends Superintendent Clayton Wilcox

The school district announced Monday that Superintendent Clayton Wilcox is suspended with pay. Chief Engagement Officer/Ombudsman Earnest Winston will serve as acting superintendent.
By Qcitymetro Staff | July 15, 2019

Lockdown costs remain unclear to NC school officials

North Carolina law requires all public schools to have at least one lockdown drill per school year, with many schools opting to have more.
By Karrigan Monk, Carolina Public Press | December 21, 2018

Group warns of court fight if HB 514 charter-school legislation is enacted

Four African Americans who once chaired the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board said the controversial bill would further segregate public schools by race and income.
By Kayanah Alexander | June 6, 2018

Town-run charters schools would take Mecklenburg County back to Jim Crow era, group says

Five African Americans who have led the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board, including the current chair, will issue a “community call to action” this week to oppose North Carolina House Bill 514.
By Glenn Burkins | June 4, 2018

New initiative, Tutor Charlotte, provides high quality, one-on-one tutoring across Charlotte

United Way of Central Carolinas and Read Charlotte launch expanded effort to boost reading proficiencies of at-risk students in K-3 grades
By Dee Dee Strickland | March 28, 2018

CMS wants to distribute 400 free hotspot devices to high school students

It's part of a nationwide initiative by Sprint, which is offering free broadband access to 1 million students who lack high-speed connections at home.
By Qcitymetro | January 25, 2018

CMS School Choice lottery is open; apply by Dec. 18 for open seats

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools offers choices for students from pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade through magnet programs.
By GlennOaks Media | November 27, 2017

Innovation grants allow educators to extend lessons beyond the classroom

Since 2014, 49 grants at 39 CMS schools have been awarded for projects in science, technology, math, literacy, health and fitness, the arts and other areas, thanks in part to the resurgent CMS Foundation.
By Dee Dee Strickland | August 28, 2017