Education

Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon August 13, 2012

'Stalking' Jon Stewart and United World Colleges

Amy Aussieker, Owner of FABO art gallery and coffee bar

Part One: Stalking Jon Stewart
The DNC is almost upon us and vendors are gearing up all over the region to serve the thousands of convention attendees expected to arrive. But what about small businesses that dot the areas near uptown? Many say they don’t know how to gain the attention of visitors so one business owner came up with a novel idea. Her personal mission? "To get Jon Stewart to FABO Café for a cup of coffee while he is in Charlotte filming his show during the DNC."  We’ll hear her story. 
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Charlotte Talks
1:00 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Entering Middle School

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It’s no secret that something changes when kids enter Middle School. Developmentally, emotionally and socially, middle school is where some kids really struggle, and the changes in their bodies and socially can affect their grades, their relationships with friends and with their parents. We’ll be joined by a panel of experts who have been helping middle schoolers -  and their parents - navigate the waters of middle school, and hear from you, too, when Charlotte Talks.

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Local News
3:27 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Morrison Shares Thoughts On Challenges Facing CMS

Heath Morrison

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools has had a new superintendent for a month now. Heath Morrison has been praised by parents, teachers, and even state lawmakers as superintendent of Washoe County Schools in Reno, Nevada. And so far, he hasn't had any naysayers in Charlotte. But most of what he's doing is listening at this point.

WFAE's Lisa Miller sat down with Morrison to discuss his impressions about CMS so far.

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Charlotte Talks
11:41 am
Sun July 29, 2012

Thursday August 2, 2012

Heath Morrison
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

New CMS Superintendent  Heath Morrison
As students, parents, teachers and administrators gear up for school to begin later this month at Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, we sit down with CMS’ new superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison. We’ll talk about Dr. Morrison’s entry plan, the long term budget struggles that the school system has faced and what he hopes to do to best use the money the system has, and talk about the goals of his series of town hall meetings, which begin tonight (Aug. 2). Join us with your questions for the superintendent as well.

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Education
4:41 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

UNC Charlotte Teams Up With UNC-Chapel Hill For New Degree Program

Nearly one-third of American workers get fewer than six hours of sleep a night. That's according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And with increasing attention to disorders, especially sleep apnea, the number of sleep centers across the country has increased. In response, UNC Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill have teamed up to offer an online degree in neurodiagnostics and sleep science. The schools tout it as the first bachelor’s program of its kind in the country.

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Charter Schools Seek Lottery Money
12:00 pm
Thu January 19, 2006

Charter Schools Seek Lottery Money

(1/19/06) The charter school lobby group, North Carolina Students for Equitable Lottery Funding held concurrent news conferences yesterday seeking a piece of the state's lottery revenues. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with Todd Havican who's a member of the executive committee of NC SELF.

Task Force Gets Feedback
12:00 pm
Thu January 12, 2006

Task Force Gets Feedback

(1/12/06) The task force on improving Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools concluded its first round of public forum meetings Wednesday night in Matthews - where a year ago, the community was calling for deconsolidating the system.

Bond Referendum: For and Against
1:00 pm
Fri October 28, 2005

Bond Referendum: For and Against

(10/28/05) Mecklenburg County voters will decide on November 8 whether to approve a $427 million school bond package. County voters have rejected just two bond referenda since 1966. But this is one of the larger amounts in recent years that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Scools is requesting. WFAE's Simone Orendain explores what's at stake for those who support it and those who oppose it.

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