CMS suspends Ardrey Kell Principal David Switzer amid allegations of racism

The suspension was effective Thursday. Switzer will continue to earn his salary while the district investigates.
By Glenn Burkins | June 15, 2020

NC public schools closed for rest of school year, Cooper says

Gov. Roy Cooper extended N.C. school closings and unveiled a $1.4 billion Covid-19 relief package proposal.
By Katrina Louis | April 24, 2020

Gov. Cooper extends school closures through May 15

Governor Roy Cooper says he's not ready to give up on school year, but statewide closures are necessary to prevent spread of coronavirus.
By Katrina Louis | March 23, 2020

CMS suspends travel as Coronavirus spreads

The announcement came hours after Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency in North Carolina.
By Glenn Burkins | March 11, 2020

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 QCity Metro 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