I crunched the numbers on urban school districts. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is among the best.

  The recent community conversation about student assignment left many people wondering about the future of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. In my own work to promote children’s literacy, people often ask how CMS compares to other school districts. They’re surprised when I tell them it’s one of the best in the country. I know because we have […]

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Why Literacy Matters

Like many people, Charlotte’s Web was a rite of passage of my childhood. I remember fondly my teacher reading a chapter each day to my third grade class. There was not a dry eye in my classroom when Charlotte died. (I guess it’s too late for a spoiler alert?) I remember afterward happily reading Charlotte’s […]

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