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CMS releases latest new MH high school boundary maps

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools released today its latest versions of boundary maps for the new Mint Hill high school. CMS will announce student placement for the new high school, Butler, Independence, and East Meck at its August 11 meeting. Pick up a copy of today’s Mint Hill Times to read more about the Board of Education’s update […]

By |July 30th, 2009|Schools|23 Comments

Parent’s guide rebuts myths about N.C. private schools

Taking a cue from David Letterman, a John Locke Foundation expert has compiled a new top 10 list to battle misconceptions about North Carolina’s private schools. That list makes up the bulk of a new Parent’s Guide to private schools.

“This guide is a first step in a larger effort to correct decades-old misconceptions,” said Terry Stoops, JLF Education Policy Analyst. “As Benjamin Franklin knew, better information leads to better decisions. Better information about our state’s private schools can help families make more informed choices about the kind of schooling that best meets their children’s needs.”

The parent’s guide is based on survey results Stoops compiled this spring from 117 of North Carolina’s private schools. “Results of this first-of-its-kind survey should help lay some popular myths to rest.”


By |July 30th, 2009|Schools|0 Comments

East Meck principal named

East Meck principal named
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education named Richard B. Parker principal of East Mecklenburg High School at its July 28 meeting. Parker has been an assistant principal at East Meck since 1999. He began his career with CMS in 1989 as a physical education and health teacher at Quail Hollow Middle School. Parker […]

By |July 29th, 2009|Schools|0 Comments

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