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CSS Speaks on Reassignment with South Charlotte Weekly

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

What Parents Need to Know About CMS Magnet Options

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

Does YOUR School Have What it Takes To Be a GREAT School?

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

Ratings for After School Programs

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!

Plan for Next Year Now

While it is true that your child just started the school year, it is already time to begin planning for your student’s next academic year. Independent (private) schools around Charlotte begin their tours and open houses in October for next year’s students. CMS schools are also beginning their rounds of Open Houses for next year’s

The First Month of School—Three Tips for Parents

A new school year calls for everyone in the family to adapt to different schedules and more responsibilities. Hopefully, your family’s transition from summer mindset to school mindset has gone smoothly and a successful routine has been established The first month of school sets the tone for the rest of the year, impacting the child’s

CMS Redistricting Is Coming – Are You Ready?

The CMS School Board met this week to begin the countywide review of student assignment.  Everything from school attendance lines to magnet school themes will be scrutinized.  The main question looming large is whether all children should continue to be guaranteed a spot in their neighborhood schools.  The alternative would involve zones redrawn to boost

Mental Health and School Choice

Today’s Charlotte Observer had an article every parent should pay attention to:  “Report: Teen suicides in Mecklenburg on the upswing”.  Click the title (above) or 'Read More' (below) for this full post. What are we doing wrong in Mecklenburg County?  Why are teens here, especially in middle school, so depressed as to commit suicide? Here at Charlotte

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