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8-15-14 A turning point in Ferguson?

7-24-14 Point to Ponder: Why aren't more adults engaged in fight for a future for all children?

7-6-14 'Hot topic' of the day is...

6-20-14 'Don't ever, every shy away from a good struggle'

6-16-14 Trbalism in CMS: An update

6-1-14 Comments, responses on the Manning article

5-15-14 Judge Manning issues a report on "the reading problem."




12-16-12 President Obama on the Newtown tragedy.

10-5-12 Supt. Heath Morrison holds a town hall meeting with about 50 people at Hopewell High.

9-13-12 Longtime Fellowship leader John Andrews is dead.

9-8-12 What would success look like for CMS?

Do students have the answer on teacher quality?

1-13-12 A look at racial isolation among whites in CMS schools.

1-12-12 Graphic on turnover among CMS staff.

1-2-12 "We have set the wrong criteria in superintendent search."




12-14-11 Welcome to new members of the Board of Education.

New board faces an immediate test of its direction.

11-8-11 An election-night Thank You to all candidates in the school board election, and congratulations to the winners.

11-10-11 Swann board meets to review election results.

9-12-11 Board candidates are interviewed; watch their responses to 10 questions.

6-9-11 Steve Johnston on what type of leader should follow Peter Gorman.

3-18-11 Gary Orfield reports on segregation and inequality

2-20-11 Map shows Focus middle schools for 2011-12.

2-8-11 School board decisions on budget cuts.

2-1-11 Wake school board chair Ron Margiotta on student assignment.

1-27-11 Supt. Peter Gorman quoted on how to treat children.

1-9-11 An open letter to the community about school budgeting.



10-16-10 March to the Square draws about 200 parents and children to protest closings and other proposed changes to schools.

10-14-10 Point to Ponder: How CMS Comprehensive Plan is developing is reprehensible.

10-13-10 The Charlotte Post coverage of school board meeting, with video.

9-29-10 The 20th day enrollment numbers for CMS.

9-14-10 A Southern Poverty Law Center study tracks suspension rates in middle school; CMS rate above median for urban systems.

8-27-10 More than 700 Charlotte-Mecklenburg nonprofits, including PTAs, are in jeopardy of losing their tax-exempt status.

8-12-10 Point to Ponder: CMS Board of Education hires a new employee.

8-12-10 A sig for our times in CMS history.

8-6-10 No Child Left Behind status may figure in school-closings decisions for 2011.

4-12-10 Have we given up on boys' education?

2-28-10 Leave 3,804 Children Behind.

2-28-10 A series of background video clips about CMS.

1-21-10 The Colbert Report's Word: Disintegration.

1-17-10 Comment by Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.

1-2-10 Graphic shows numbers of superintendent's community addresses posted to his website, by year.







12-28-09 A note on this site soliciting ideas for student assignment produced little. Here's the note and the contacts made.

12-23-09 National statement issued on role of integration in K-12 education.

11-3-09 Election night: These nine face the uncertainties ahead for the CMS school board.

10-23-09 Harding High parents protest being drawn into the Myers Park-East Meck assignment issue, the Observer reports. Text cache.

10-8-09 More reassignment scenarios offered, but the maps weren't on paper so here they are.

10-6-09 Students join the debate over assignment issues at Myers Park and East Meck high schools.

10-1-09 At East Meck community meeting, school board's handling of assignment issues.

9-29-09 Staff comments suggest CMS is looking more broadly for ways to redesign Eastover Elemen