• CMS releases districtwide equity report for first time since 2010

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials released their districtwide equity report in February.

    The report lays out the district's plan to make sure every student receives the same educational opportunities, regardless of income.

    [READ THE REPORT HERE]

    CMS leaders want to make sure all students have the same opportunities and they do not want poverty to prevent students from being successful in the classroom.

    At a retreat earlier this month, CMS leaders said that student assignment was one way the district is trying to achieve equity at schools across the district, but that there is so much more they can do.

    Some board members suggested taking a closer look at schools that may still be racially isolated, or schools where the majority of the students are living in poverty.

    The new report, “Breaking the Link,” is a districtwide analysis of the issue. It will lay out how CMS, the board of education, students, parents, staff, and community partners will take action.

    CMS is holding several community sessions to share this data and get public input.  Information on when and where they are being held can be found here: http://cmsstrategy.org/engage/

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