The video highlights my comments to the CMS Board of Education on February 9, 2021. Covid-19 has exposed and amplified the systemic inequities in all aspects of our society, from housing to healthcare to education. I remain committed to addressing the educational needs of all CMS students.
January 23, 2020Reception 6 pm Conversation 6:30 – 8:00 pm Charlotte East Language Academy 6108 Wilora Lake Road Please join us!
One of my goals as a CMS Board member was to strengthen CMS policy around equity. The Policy Committee just voted to send a revised Policy ADA Equity – 4.9.19 to the full Board for consideration. This policy will NOT automatically make our schools equitable, but it will allow us to track progress and use […]
CMS works to keep everyone safe with a variety of measures within the CMS Circle of Safety On November 16, 2018 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) announced that additional measures would be taken to help keep students and staff safe in schools. Safety screenings have been added to these measures as a deterrent and precautionary step. CMS […]
Career & Technical Education helps prepare students who want to embark on a career trajectory while still in high school. Students can choose from 19 pathways, each with four to six sequenced courses. Some pathways can result in industry certifications while still in high school. Others provide early credit toward a post-secondary degree. All of […]
Since CMS has been in the news about our water quality testing, I wanted to share some information with you. CMS began voluntary testing the water quality of each individual fixture in older elementary schools last year with the plan to test ALL fixtures in building that predate changes in plumbing standards in 1989. We […]
Helen Fowler contributed this guest post about her visit to Eastway Middle School. This article will also be published in the Chantilly Neighborhood newsletter. By Helen Fowler I visited Eastway Middle School on May 8 and met with principal Mary Webb to find out how they would implement the new magnet theme of Leadership. Eastway’s […]
This is the statement I made regarding HB 514 at the April 24, 2018 CMS Board of Education meeting. Should HB 514 pass I see a broad impact on CMS and Matthews families – Bonds. I personally would have a hard time supporting investment of County or State bond funds to build schools in the […]
Response to March 26 op-ed “These NC charter schools show how to succeed with low-income students” Many of us had great hopes at the beginning of the charter school movement. Charters were to be incubators of innovation. Charter school students were to achieve at higher levels than their counterparts in traditional public schools. Unfortunately, the […]
The recently released “Breaking the Link” report outlines the impact racial and demographic differences in our schools. Download the full report in English or Spanish Watch the video presentation on the Breaking the LInk report. Help CMS develop its strategic plan Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is building a new strategic plan to shape the future of public […]