Heath Morrison http://wfae.org en CMS And Charter Schools http://wfae.org/post/cms-and-charter-schools <p>If you’ve been following public education in recent years, it almost seems as if the system is under siege.&nbsp; That’s certainly the case locally.&nbsp; CMS recently told county commissioners that they would likely lose $80 million to charter schools this year – an amount that cannot be made up with cuts in overhead.&nbsp; And teacher pay continues to be a big issue.&nbsp; We get an update on all this from Superintendent Heath Morrison and state school board member John Tate.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 WFAE 48737 at http://wfae.org CMS And Charter Schools Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Budget http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-mecklenburg-schools-budget-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CMS superintendent Heath Morrison recently presented the budget for the upcoming school year. And fiscal challenges exist for all of CMS’ funding sources: county, state and federal. But despite those hurdles, Dr. Morrison says that the school district will continue pushing for success for all students. Under his leadership he plans to personalize education for each student and more fully embrace the diverse cultures of the student population. A conversation with Superintendent Morrison, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 24991 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Budget Morrison’s Plan For CMS Stresses Tailored Education And More Magnet Schools http://wfae.org/post/morrison-s-plan-cms-stresses-tailored-education-and-more-magnet-schools <p>Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison last night laid out <a href="http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/mediaroom/Documents/The%20Way%20Forward%20Final.pdf">his long-range plans </a>for the district’s future.</p><p>“It is about every child.&nbsp; It is about not narrowing gaps, but closing gaps. And it is having every student graduate with a post-secondary plan,” said Morrison.</p><p>It was a highly anticipated address at the Belk Theater to help mark his first 100 days on the job. A CMS orchestra opened the evening and a student choir closed out his speech.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Morrison said he wants to put more students in advanced level classes, provide more coaching for teachers, get kids to create electronic portfolios of their work, and open more magnet schools.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:55:24 +0000 Lisa Miller 16562 at http://wfae.org Morrison’s Plan For CMS Stresses Tailored Education And More Magnet Schools New Goal For CMS Seniors: Build A House http://wfae.org/post/new-goal-cms-seniors-build-house <p>The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system gave its seniors a new goal Wednesday to accomplish before graduating– build three houses. CMS is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to encourage students to get their hands dirty.</p><p>Hard hats, tool belts and wooden boards were set up in front of the bookshelves in Independence High School's library as CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison announced the partnership, called Senior Buildup.</p><p>Morrison said it's all about giving students a well-rounded education.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:03:30 +0000 Michael Tomsic 15817 at http://wfae.org New Goal For CMS Seniors: Build A House CMS Changes Leadership For Human Resources, Communications http://wfae.org/post/cms-changes-leadership-human-resources-communications <p>The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system is reorganizing its leadership, starting with the people in charge of human resources and communications. That’s after audits released Tuesday showed those departments weren’t doing a good enough job. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:41:04 +0000 Michael Tomsic 15790 at http://wfae.org CMS Changes Leadership For Human Resources, Communications