In this week’s web blast, read about the latest on 2011-12 education budget cuts, the importance of community engagement for schools and students and other national education stories.
In this week’s web blast, learn about MeckEd’s initiative to educate the public about the CMS 2011-2012 budgeting process and read the latest education news.
In this week’s education news, read the latest regarding the education budget, the bill to eliminate EOC tests and more.
By Cheryl Pulliam
The Charlotte Observer
February 16, 2011
Students are meeting the requirements for high school graduation, but are they actually prepared for college? Studies show that close to 44 percent are not. The longer it takes a student to graduate from college, the more costly it is to the state.
By Sally Holland
January 27, 2011
President Obama has requested a budget of $77.4 billion to be spent on reforms, teacher training for STEM subjects and the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act.
By Michael Winerip
The New York Times
February 13, 2011
Surveys from Harvard Professor Dr. Ronald Ferguson, who visits racially mixed public schools across the nation to measure the cause of the achievement gap and find solutions, found that the average grade for African-American students and for Caucasian student differs by a letter grade due to economic and other reasons.
Hear news from the Public School Forum of NC, President Obama and Cheryl Pulliam in MeckEd’s Weekly Education News.
Bill Anderson, director of MeckEd, briefly outlines the budget cuts in this video.
By Glenn Burkins
January 27, 2011
In a recent interview, CMS Superintendent Peter Gorman talked about the ongoing budget cuts, the district’s priorities, his decision-making process and the recent flap over Martin Luther King Day. As Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools begins another round of painful budget cuts, Superintendent Peter Gorman finds himself again the subject of second-guessing and oftentimes criticism.