Education

CMS bus drivers to receive starting pay of $15.75 an hour

The district is looking for full-time and part-time drivers with a starting pay of $15.75 an hour. All drivers, including part-time employees, are eligible to receive benefits.  Wednesday’s event will run from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Northpointe Bus Lot on Northpointe Industrial Boulevard in north Charlotte.…
Education

'Spelling Success' | Union County student representing NC in Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals

Sreethan Gajula attends Marvin Ridge Middle School and is sponsored for the event by the Carolina Panthers. UNION COUNTY, N.C. — S-E-M-I-F-I-N-A-L-S  One eighth grader from Union County is spelling his way to success on a national stage.   Sreethan Gajula, 14, punched his ticket to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Tuesday, June 15, and is now lone representative from North Carolina in the competition. …
Education

Perception is Everything: Seeing Possibility in Learning Disabilities

Mindful Parent Some of the most ridiculed students in school used to be those singled out for their learning challenges.  These difficulties were considered different, and “different” was not a desired label for a child. I’m certain many students continue to struggle with learning challenges in silence to avoid being noticed, while others use behavior as a distraction, learn to compensate or highlight their strengths by excelling in other areas.…
Education

African American History: The Rosenwald Schools

By Hope Yancey In the early part of the 20th century, a new educational movement in the southern United States sought to improve educational opportunities for African-American children during segregation. According to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Rosenwald schools were the result of a collaboration between African-American educator and author Booker T.…
Education

Discovery Place Education Studio Provides New Approach to Education

By Kallan Louis School may have been out for the summer, but class was in session for dozens of educators in June and July, when they participated in the Summer Leadership Institute at Discovery Place Education Studio uptown. There were five four-hour open registration courses, providing hands-on experience on topics including “3D Printing and Design” and “Robotics and Coding.”…