Thomasboro en It's Back To School For Some CMS Students <p>Summer vacation is over for a couple of thousand CMS students.&nbsp; Kids at four K-8 schools on Charlotte’s west side headed back to school this week.&nbsp; Bruns Academy, Walter G Byers, Thomasboro, and Druid Hills are the first CMS schools to move to a year-round calendar.&nbsp; They’re among nine struggling schools in the Project LIFT Zone.&nbsp;</p><p>Druid Hills principal Alison Hiltz says a long summer vacation makes it difficult to catch up students who are behind.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:01:40 +0000 Lisa Miller 31918 at It's Back To School For Some CMS Students CMS Board To Decide On 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