Project LIFT http://wfae.org en Fathers Drop Kids Off At Schools http://wfae.org/post/fathers-drop-kids-schools <p align="left">Students at nine schools in west Charlotte got special escorts to their classrooms today.&nbsp; Fathers, grandfathers and uncles dropped children off at school as part of a national effort called the Million Father March to get fathers and other male mentors involved in the lives of students.&nbsp;</p><p align="left">Dontay Kilgo brought his son to his first day of pre-k at Druid Hills Academy. &nbsp;About 25 other men dropped their children off at the school too.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:54:54 +0000 Lisa Miller 34072 at http://wfae.org Fathers Drop Kids Off At Schools Summer School That Goes Beyond The Basics In Project LIFT Schools http://wfae.org/post/summer-school-goes-beyond-basics-project-lift-schools <p>Summer school brings to mind kids hunched over desks in humid classrooms, trying to make up classes they failed.&nbsp; It’s not the place to be.&nbsp; But across the country summer school is undergoing some big changes.&nbsp; It’s not just for kids who can’t make the grade and it’s supposed to be fun.&nbsp;</p><p>Several CMS schools in the Project LIFT zone have begun to offer a summer program that takes this new approach so that the summer slide doesn’t put at-risk kids further behind.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:18:27 +0000 Lisa Miller 31833 at http://wfae.org Summer School That Goes Beyond The Basics In Project LIFT Schools Twenty-Six Revamped Teaching Jobs With Higher Pay Attract 708 Applicants http://wfae.org/post/twenty-six-revamped-teaching-jobs-higher-pay-attract-708-applicants <p></p><p align="left">Some new kinds of teaching jobs with four CMS schools in west Charlotte have attracted a lot of interest.&nbsp; The jobs are a blend of mentoring and teaching and they come with a big salary bump.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:38:47 +0000 Lisa Miller 25356 at http://wfae.org Twenty-Six Revamped Teaching Jobs With Higher Pay Attract 708 Applicants Project LIFT To Distribute Free And Discounted Computers To Students http://wfae.org/post/project-lift-distribute-free-and-discounted-computers-students <p></p><p>This week about 2,200 elementary school kids will be getting free laptops.&nbsp; It’s part of the Project LIFT effort to boost learning at nine schools on Charlotte’s west side.&nbsp;</p><p>These laptops are made for kids.&nbsp; They’re white and green and sturdy.&nbsp;</p><p>“It has the handles so it wouldn’t fall when I’m holding it because I really drop stuff without handles,” said Maya Dunbar, a third grader at Allenbrook Elementary.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:04:17 +0000 Lisa Miller 22087 at http://wfae.org Project LIFT To Distribute Free And Discounted Computers To Students CMS Board To Decide On Whether Four Schools Go Year-Round http://wfae.org/post/cms-board-decide-whether-four-schools-go-year-round <p>Four CMS schools that serve pre-k through 8<sup>th</sup> graders could move to a year-round calendar next year in an effort to boost learning.&nbsp; The CMS school board plans to vote on the proposal tonight.<br>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.25in;">All kids have experienced the “summer slide.”&nbsp; When students get back to school in the fall, they spend time re-learning what they forgot over the summer.&nbsp; But for low-income kids, that backsliding can be even bigger since camp and other enriching activities are harder to come by.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 22:02:58 +0000 Lisa Miller 19922 at http://wfae.org