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More CMS schools make AYP for 2008-2009

Preliminary results show that more than 100 schools made Adequate Yearly Progress in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools during the 2008-2009 year. But district officials cautioned that changes in state rules this year may have allowed many schools to clear the bar, and those gains could disappear next year.
The state’s preliminary calculation, based on end-of-year testing and other school measurements, showed that 111 of 163 schools measured at CMS made Adequate Yearly Progress as defined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The new rules that helped many schools clear the bar this year will not have the same impact on next year’s results, and the CMS superintendent said that this year’s results should be read in full context. Schools from this area: […]

By |July 21st, 2009|Schools|0 Comments

Back-to-school hotline to open July 20

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will open the back-to-school information hotline (980-343-5335) on Monday, July 20. Customer-service representatives will answer questions from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday (CMS is on a four-day work week through Aug. 13). On Monday, Aug. 17, the information hotline will begin operating Monday through Friday through Sept. 4. The […]

By |July 16th, 2009|Schools|0 Comments

CMS notes: Registering for school, Merit Scholars, and surplus auction

Still haven’t registered your child for school? It’s not too late. Also, CMS announced its Merit Scholars for this year–none from Butler or Independence, however. Finally, CMS’ surplus auction ends this Friday. Better hurry if you want some deals. […]

By |July 14th, 2009|Schools|1 Comment

Homeschooled children benefit from kitchen table wisdom

by foreversouls
Nationwide, 1.5 million schoolchildren are acquiring their own kind of kitchen table wisdom. Federal data show a record number of American children have joined the ranks of the homeschooled, foregoing bus rides and backpacks for an unencumbered amble down the stairs.
As they study English literature and math algorithms at the kitchen table, these children are proof positive of the richness of educational freedom. The latest numbers — from spring 2007 — were published this June in the U.S. Department of Educations annual report, The Condition of Education. The data reveal a marked shift in the way American children are educated: between 1999 and 2007, homeschooled students nearly doubled in number.
In North Carolina, homeschooling has grown even faster. State figures show the number of homeschooled students more than tripled between 1999 and 2007-08. […]

By |July 13th, 2009|Schools|0 Comments