Local

Keeping Teachers in the Classroom
1:00 pm
Thu May 24, 2007

Keeping Teachers in the Classroom

We look at the difficulty the area faces in trying to attract quality teachers. Once those teachers get here, how do we keep them? With school districts under increasing pressure to raise scores on standardized tests, having qualified folks in the classroom is crucial.

Read more
Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Wed May 23, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Tue May 22, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Business Preparedness Summit in Charlotte
1:00 pm
Tue May 22, 2007

Business Preparedness Summit in Charlotte

The City of Charlotte and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce are hosting a business preparedness summit May 22nd. The conference will feature speakers talking about the importance of companies preparing for emergency situations that could affect their operations. WFAE's Craig Fahle spoke with Alfonso Martinez-Fonts, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He asked about the current state of preparedness for U.S. businesses.

Read more
Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Mon May 21, 2007

Charlotte Talks

Myrick on Nation's Biggest Threat
1:00 pm
Mon May 21, 2007

Myrick on Nation's Biggest Threat

Congresswoman Sue Myrick held a press conference Monday to express her opposition to the immigration reform plan being debated in Washington. During that conference, she took the opportunity to remind people about what she believes is the biggest threat facing the country.

Read more
What's Wrong with NASCAR?
1:00 pm
Fri May 18, 2007

What's Wrong with NASCAR?

Beginning May 18th, Lowe's Motor Speedway will host each of NASCAR's top three series for the next two weekends. But as hundreds of thousands of fans gather for NASCAR's annual homecoming, there are questions this year about the sport's health. And some point a finger at corporate money as being one of NASCAR's ailments.

Read more
ESL Students Display Work at the Light Factory
1:00 pm
Fri May 18, 2007

ESL Students Display Work at the Light Factory

About 50 students taking English As A Second Language at five Charlotte-Mecklenburg High Schools have photo diaries on display at the Light Factory through July. WFAE's Simone Orendain met student photographer and Myers Park 10th grader Paula Moreno at the Middleton-McMillan Gallery.
View an audio slideshow of students explaining the making of their photo diaries.

Read more
Charlotte Talks
1:00 pm
Fri May 18, 2007

Charlotte Talks

School Performance
1:00 pm
Thu May 17, 2007

School Performance

This week, we tried to get a sense of what area schools are doing to increase school performance. But what exactly constitutes quality? The most common measure of a school's quality is test scores. But many people see this as a "one size fits all" approach that doesn't accurately reflect a school's true performance.

Simone Orendain takes a look at some of both CMS and Union County's efforts to increase
performance. She also talks to some parents who looked beyond their school's rankings when they made a decision on where to send their child to school.

Read more

Pages