If you have just found out that your eighth grade student is not doing his homework do not ignore it. I have been in conversation with three sets of parents in the past two weeks with this exact situation. These boys are from middle and upper middle class households with two parents. They have performed
Here is yet another thing we may have forgotten to do for our children - write them a money letter.http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/18/your-money/the-money-letter-that-every-parent-should-write.html?_r=0 The key points are: heed your ignorance, beware of genius, stick to your selling plans and budgets are about values. All of this is common sense to parents but not necessarily to our children. So,
The CMS school board met at Butler High on April 26th to discuss the student assignment goals, which were approved. District staff and hired consultants will use the student assignment goals and guiding principles to develop potential changes to the current CMS student-assignment plan. Any changes would take effect no sooner than the 2017-2018 school
CMS is continuing to struggle with how to improve low-performing schools while simultaneously addressing families' fears of losing their neighborhood schools. The following school assignment goals were approved at Tuesday's school board meeting. These goals will provide a framework on which all school assignments will be based. Goals: 1. Provide choice and promote equitable
My neighbor asked me if she should start teaching her two-year daughter to write her name. I was surprised to hear this question and had to think about how to respond without offending her. Luckily I had just visited the website for the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), in preparation for
February is the time to determine your child's academic progress and tackle any issues that they may be having prior to the end of year tests. The North Carolina end of grade tests (EOG) determine if your child has grasped this year's content and if they are ready to move ahead to the next grade.
Reassignment incites conversation about students’ individual needs Posted by Courtney Schultz on December 23, 2015 in Education Three south Charlotte women think they could guide parents in school choice Three south Charlotte women want area parents concerned about Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ student reassignment changes to realize “it’s going to be OK.” Rachel Hunt Dr. Suzanne
So the beginning of a new year is here and it may only be halfway through the academic year, but it's time for the CMS magnet lottery. While there are 3 rounds of magnet lotteries offered, to ensure a space in the magnet school of your choice, it is important to enter the 1st round
The Education Guide of Charlotte Parent recently polled some regional Charlotte education experts about what makes a school GREAT. Charlotte School Search partners Rachel Hunt and Suzanne Cormier were happy to contribute to the story: http://www.charlotteparent.com/CLT/Education/7-Factors-Great-Schools-Have-in-Common/ Do you see factors that you want to change in your school? Do you wonder which of our area
Our partner, Rachel Hunt, spent an enjoyable morning yesterday with Mayoral candidate@Jennifer Roberts at fox 46 Good Day Charlotte http://www.fox46charlotte.com/good-day/33356513-video. Jennifer and Rachel explained a new proposed rating system for after school programs!