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Pre-K schools coming to Cornelius

Feb. 10. By Dave Vieser. Site preparation and some construction work has begun at two sites in Cornelius which will eventually house Pre-K schools. On Hwy. 21, just north of Bailey Road, Jay D Holdings Cornelius, Inc. is building LeafSpring School, a 13,000 square foot pre-school and 10,000 square foot after-school building. The school is […]


Cooper, state officials urge return to in-person learning

Feb. 3. Gov. Roy Cooper and state education officials are calling on local school districts to return to in-person learning almost a year after schools were closed to help control COVID-19. “Research done right here in North Carolina tells us that in-person learning is working and that students can be in classrooms safely with the […]

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CMS: Full remote until at least Feb. 12

Jan. 14. By Dave Yochum. Following yesterday’s directive from Mecklenburg Public Health Director Gibbie Harris, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education voted this morning to delay the return to in-person instruction into February. Previously, all students were scheduled to return to in-person instruction on Jan. 19. Rising COVID-19 infection rates in Mecklenburg County are behind the […]

Allen Tate contributes $84,000 to public education

Dec. 18. Allen Tate agents and employees raised $84,000 for public education organizations through Tate Cares Operation Education. Total contributions to public education are in excess of $2.4 million. The traditional FUNday events were not held, but a special fundraising campaign enabled the company to give back. “Public education challenges are greater than ever as […]

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CMS going remote Dec. 14-Jan. 19

Dec. 9. By Dave Yochum. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education has voted to return to remote learning for students in kindergarten through grade 12. The decision takes effect on Monday, Dec. 14 and extends to Jan. 19. The decision is based on increased numbers of COVID-19 infections in Mecklenburg County. Yesterday the NC Dept. of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]