CMS Advocates Urge Mecklenburg County to Increase School Budget
Beginning March 7, CMS students will no longer be required to wear masks indoors. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools board unanimously voted to lift the mask mandate on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The board is following state and local COVID-19 mask recommendations. Due to federal regulations, masks will still be required on buses. Individual students, staff, and visitors […]
A new tool is entering the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System to help students and staff report safety and crime concerns. The “Say Something” app allows users to submit anonymous concerns to officials. Staff and students are currently being trained on how to use the app. Officials say this will help those who are afraid to speak […]
Science has proven that wearing masks in public helps to reduce the transmission of Covid-19. However, there are some people who either don’t believe in the evidence or they simply don’t care. In addition, on Thursday, a judge denied an order that would require Lincoln County Schools to mandate masks. Click here to read more.
Several CMS parents have filed a lawsuit demanding CMS leaders put kids back in the classroom. Many believe that it’s too early and experts are predicting the pandemic to worsen in the fall and winter. However, there are still parents who are pushing for kids to go back to school for face-to-face learning. Click here […]
Just when you thought that Trump could not do anything worse, he does! Today, Trump threatened schools that if they did not open in the fall, he would cut federal funding. Many people are wondering if he can do this. Click here to read the full story.
Should teachers carry guns in the classroom to increase school safety?
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board voted unanimously last night to approve Phase 1 of a new student assignment plan. The plan will give priority to disadvantaged student, assigning them with consideration of the family income, level of education, and neighborhood in which they live. The board hopes the plan will create 13,000 new magnet seats for […]
Houston school district approves $1.2 M to rename schools honoring the Confederacy. The divisive plan goes into effect for the 2016-17 school year.
The New Hanover County School District has revised their dress code policy! The school has banned “skinny leg jeans” to protect bigger girls from being bullied. Before revising the previous policy the school district took a twitter poll and most agreed that this measure could help prevent bullying. What do you think?
Jim Crow is back. The notion of a post-racial society after President Barack Obama was elected as the nation’s first black president has just been blown up: America’s public schools are re-segregating at an alarming rate. Decades of racial progress in public schools is now being erased, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report […]
A survey found that students brought more than 185 guns to school so far for this academic year. The group that conducted the survey laments that there's no federal gun safety law in place.