In this week’s education news, read about the state budget, local students’ views on the CMS budgeting process, thoughts from Arne Duncan, the importance of parental involvement and more.
Every week we have been bringing you education news from across the country, state and our county. We hope you find this news helpful and engaging. We have decided to start sending our web blast on Tuesday mornings, so look for us next Tuesday, May 10th! If you missed last week’s blast, check it out.
What can you do to help CMS Schools during this critical time? Find out in this week’s web blast. Also, read about the Pay for Performance Bill, updates to the CMS budgeting process, the community school concept, CMS teacher honors and more education news.
In this week’s education news, read about our partnership with the UNCC Urban Institute, prison vs. education spending, teacher evaluation, virtual high school and more.
By Bill Anderson
UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
April 15, 2011
When UNC Charlotte Urban Institute unveils its new Regional Indicators website in the next month, MeckEd will be one of the indicator partners using the project to track education data to better understand the status of local public education.
In this week’s web blast, read about Superintendent Gorman’s 2011-12 budget proposal, state and national budgets, the homeless youth trend and North Carolina’s education ranking compared to other states.
April 13, 2011
Watch Superintendent Peter Gorman speak to the Charlotte Chamber about the current CMS budget situation and the success CMS has achieved.
By Tony Burbeck
WCNC.com, News Channel 36
April 12, 2011
Parents and grassroots organizations want money from Mecklenburg County’s property revaluation to help Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools lessen the blow from massive proposed budget cuts. MeckEd Executive Director, Bill Anderson, says “CMS is at a tipping point.”
By Eric Frazier
The Charlotte Observer
April 12, 2011
After warning for months about $100 million in budget cuts and hundreds of teacher layoffs, Superintendent Peter Gorman is expected to reveal a 2011-12 spending plan tonight that would turn this year’s dire predictions into next year’s bitter reality.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools was named by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation as one of the four large urban school districts selected as finalists for the 2011 Broad Prize for Urban Education, the third year CMS has received the national honor.