Lisa Worf

Assistant News Director

Lisa Worf traded the Midwest for Charlotte in 2006 to take a job at WFAE. She worked with public TV in Detroit and taught English in Austria before making her way to radio. Lisa graduated from University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in English. She covers several different areas with a focus on education. 

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Diedra Laird / Charlotte Observer

There's a lot of focus on getting low-income students to make the grade. But many of these students are already achieving and still don't get into gifted or accelerated classes. A new series by the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News Observer looks at why that happens. Reporters examined seven years of data and found that 9,000 low-income children in North Carolina were counted out of classes that could have opened new opportunities.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE-FM

Following an early morning roundup by the FBI and state and local law enforcement, 83 alleged members of the United Blood Nation gang are facing federal charges.

Lisa Worf / WFAE

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Ann Clark isn't proposing any big changes to her student assignment proposal. The board met Tuesday night to go over potential revisions to the plan, after three weeks of community feedback.

Lisa Worf / WFAE

Charlotte School of Law students graduated Saturday, after winding down their final exams. 

Charlotte Observer

Jurors found that the City of Charlotte retaliated against Crystal Eschert by terminating her because she raised concerns to a city council member about the conditions of a new city office building. 

Republican U.S. Senator Richard Burr
Burr's Google Plus Account

North Carolina Senator Richard Burr is one of several Senate Republicans to question the timing of President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. 

John Simmons / Charlotte Observer

A Mecklenburg County jail inmate attempted to escape from jail central two weeks ago.  That's what the sheriff's office said then. But the inmate actually succeeded, albeit, for a very short time before being captured.

Bank of America sign
Jennifer Lang / WFAE

One of the nation's largest gay rights groups plans to turn down $325,000 from Bank of America this year. That's because of the bank's role in brokering a compromise, which the group opposes, to repeal HB2. 

Lisa Worf / WFAE

Next Tuesday the CMS board will hold a hearing on the student assignment plan Superintendent Ann Clark unveiled last week. The board has scheduled a vote on it later this month. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll break down how people are digesting the plan. There’s a range of feelings. In some cases, relief, excitement. In others, anger and concern. There are a lot of questions all around about the challenges ahead. 

The student assignment proposal is drawing lots of comments from CMS parents. Many of them from the city's south side. Eric Davis, who represents that area, says that's because, under the plan, his district would do the heavy-lifting. Pairing two sets of elementary schools in his district has generated the most comments. He said on WFAE's Charlotte Talks Thursday people are worried about their property values falling and sending their children to schools that now struggle.    

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