Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (page 4)

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    2011 TUDA: CMS outperforms districts, nation

    The federal education officials who brought you the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released the 2011 Trial Urban District Assessments (TUDA) results this morning. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is the only participating district in the state. The study concluded that CMS scored higher than most (participating) urban districts…
    Terry Stoops, December 7, 2011
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    NC education jobs update

    After reading “CMS makes new push to hire teachers” by Ann Doss Helms of the Charlotte Observer, I decided to revisit websites that list school district job openings. The North Carolina Public Schools Application System, which does not include listings for Wake County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, lists 672 vacant…
    Terry Stoops, December 6, 2011
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    Graduation rates: The big picture

    Charlotte Observer columnist Fannie Flono offers an overview of graduation rate differences among racial and ethnic subgroups, and based on this data, she concludes that “We – as a community and a state – must do a lot more to make sure all students get that diploma.” According to…
    Terry Stoops, October 31, 2011
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    Global Report Card: Top performing NC districts/ schools

    Description: The Global Report Card (GRC) was developed to compare academic achievement in math and reading between 2004 and 2007 for U.S. school districts to the average achievement in a set of 25 countries with developed economies. Math 5. Magellan Charter (Wake County) 37. Metrolina Regional (Mecklenburg County) 56.
    Terry Stoops, September 27, 2011
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    How did CMS win the Broad Prize?

    Yesterday, I noted that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) won the 2011 Broad Prize for Urban Education.  Tara Servatius added some excellent commentary and context. I reviewed the data compiled by the Broad Foundation and suspect that CMS won based on two metrics.  The first was a residuals analysis, a…
    Terry Stoops, September 21, 2011
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    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Wins Broad Prize

    At first, I thought that CMS received the Broad Prize because the district had close ties to the Broad Foundation.  Former superintendent Peter Gorman was a graduate of the Broad Superintendents Academy and he received help from Broad to implement a performance pay program for teachers.  According to Education…
    Terry Stoops, September 20, 2011
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    Impressive new evidence that school choice works

    In a new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) study, a quartet of Ivy League professors examined an open enrollment public school choice program implemented by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) in 2002.  They found, Among applicants with low-quality neighborhood schools, [program] lottery winners are more likely than lottery…
    Terry Stoops, September 19, 2011
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    Education jobs report: NC public schools need hundreds of teachers

    A Charlotte Observer editorial stated that, as of last week, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools had “a whopping 500 teaching vacancies.”  Editors added, “Officials expect about 350 classrooms to start the year without permanent teachers. Assistant principals and others will fill in.” The North Carolina Public Schools Application System lists…
    Terry Stoops, August 22, 2011