Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (page 3)

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    A study of the CMS policy of accelerating entry into algebra

    Many of North Carolina’s largest school districts have debated and/or implemented policies that route a significant number of eighth-grade students into Algebra I, a course that traditionally reserved for ninth-graders.  Earlier this year, for example, members of the Wake County school board clashed over middle school math placement policies.
    Terry Stoops, June 18, 2012
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    Calendar freedom!

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) would like to exempt, at minimum, nine schools from the state calendar law.  Unfortunately, state legislators do not support the idea of leaving school calendar decisions to local school boards.  I think they should. Certainly, I understand the concerns of those who favor a strong calendar…
    Terry Stoops, May 23, 2012
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    CMS superintendent search

    The following is a representative section of the lengthy Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) superintendent job announcement from Education Week’s TopSchoolJobs website: Successful candidates should possess the following qualities/skills/experiences: A proven leader with a track record of success. Leaders both inside and outside of Pre K-12 education will be strongly considered,…
    Terry Stoops, February 23, 2012
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    Unfortunate timing for “Love the Bus” week

    Charlotte Observer story: CMS bus blaze echoes previous fires Quote: A Charlotte-Mecklenburg school bus that caught fire Wednesday [February 8] afternoon was the same make and model as other buses that have gone up in flames in North Carolina in the past two years, prompting state officials to send…
    Terry Stoops, February 15, 2012
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    School choice may reduce crime

    The following is a preview of my weekly newsletter: In the Spring 2012 issue of Education Next, Harvard education professor David Deming published an insightful study of the relationship between school choice and crime.  Deming analyzed two groups of low-income African American students from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) – one…
    Terry Stoops, February 13, 2012
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    Common Core Standards are “going to hit like a ton of bricks”

    Charlotte Observer education reporter Ann Doss Helms is following the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board retreat today.  Two of her tweets from the meeting are worth noting: #cmsbd members say public knows little about federal changes that will shape local education, inc. Common Core Standards … Common Core Standards are “going to…
    Terry Stoops, January 20, 2012
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    CMS produces a budget video!

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) uses district resources to produce a video that complains about the lack of district resources.
    Terry Stoops, January 10, 2012
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    CMS teachers sing about Common Core standards

    “Winning” stanza: No longer can a teacher be the sage on the stage Common Core Essential Standards change how we teach Become the guide on the side the students to engage Common Core Essential Standards change how we teach…
    Terry Stoops, December 21, 2011