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CT 9 September 2019B.indd

CMS changes timeline for middle school return to classrooms

Nov. 11. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education has revised the timeline for middle school students to return to in-person instruction. The new timeline delays until after winter break the return for all students in grades six through eight in traditional middle schools for in-person instruction, with one exception: Sixth- through eighth-graders in K-8 schools will […]


When this old world starts getting me down

Nov. 6. What did you do yesterday? Dr. Jim Montague went up on the roof of Lakeside Charter Academy as part of a fundraiser for new technology at the school. The goal was $12,000 and they reached $14,000, says Montague, the principal. Lakeside Charter Academy is a tuition-free Neighborhood Charter School with 215 students in […]

CT 9 September 2019B.indd

Back to school: CMS outlines schedule, starting with Pre-K

Sept. 16. CMS will begin phasing students back into classrooms for in-person instruction beginning Oct. 12 with pre-kindergartners leading the way. Then, starting on Nov. 2, groups of K-5 students will return to classrooms on a rotational basis, with middle schoolers returning Nov. 23 on a rotational basis. Groups of high school students will return […]

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has tutoring help online

Sept. 11. Did you know Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers free access to online tutors? With your library card, you can get free help from a live, online, qualified tutor—up to 10 free tutoring sessions each week. Powered by Tutor.com the service offers help for K-12 students and adult learners as well, in both English and […]

Letter from Hough: What teachers have done is ‘amazing’

Sept. 2. Letter to the Editor: I just want to say that what the teachers of this state have done to organize an online education for all of the students has been truly amazing. With everything going on right now, their ability to put something like this together is incredible. I want to thank them […]

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Child-care hotline 1-888-600-1685

Aug. 12. Families and caregivers in need of child care for children up to age 12 can call the North Carolina Child Care Hotline at 1-888-600-1685 to be connected directly to care options in their community that meet their families’ needs. Referral specialists are ready, after you punch in your Zip Code. We were connected […]

Camp EDvantage needs volunteers for remote learning pods

Aug. 11. By Dave Vieser. The Make an Impact Foundation is fast-tracking a new program that can provide a safe place for as many as 200 children for online learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and school shut-downs. Camp EDvantage is free. Depending upon donations, Make an Impact also hopes to provide lunch and snacks. Make […]

Study puts NC at 30th in public education nationwide; Q&A with school expert

July 28. By Dave Yochum. With COVID-19 and education top off mind for parents and community leaders, quality of schools is important. How can parents decide where to enroll their kids? The answer varies according to one’s outlook on public vs, private education, purse strings and each student’s needs. For the majority of families, public […]


Huntersville Library reopens Monday, Fall Fest Oct. 26

After 14 months of renovations, the North County Regional Library in Huntersville will re-open Monday morning on Holly Crest Lane, just south of the Northcross Shopping Center. It closed in 2018 for a $6.78 million renovation. Activities  were merged with the Cornelius branch while the work continued. New Huntersville hours will be 9 a.m. to 8 […]

Foundation for Respect Ability sponsors Education Day at Knights Stadium

May 3. The Charlotte Knights teamed with the Foundation for Respect Ability for the third year in a row on Education Day Wednesday at Knights Stadium. A 60-page Activity Guide for Enhancing School Culture  called “Game Changer” was prepared by the foundation which was launched by Cornelius resident Arlene Berkman. “We are honored to be […]