Charlotte Schools http://wunc.org en Teachers React To State Of Education http://wunc.org/post/teachers-react-state-education <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the wake of the most recent General Assembly session, some teachers across the state are expressing concern about policies that affect the classroom, like voucher programs and budgetary restraints.</p><p>Host Frank Stasio talks to WUNC Reporter <a href="http://wunc.org/people/dave-dewitt">Dave Dewitt;</a> <a href="http://www.starnewsonline.com/">Wilmington Star-News </a>education reporter Pressley Baird; and <a href="http://www.carolinapublicpress.org/">Carolina Public Press</a> reporter Jon Elliston.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:47:03 +0000 Alex Granados 27351 at http://wunc.org Charlotte Schools End Testing Program http://wunc.org/post/charlotte-schools-end-testing-program <p>A comprehensive testing program launched last year in the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Schools has been abruptly shut down. Dave DeWitt reports that the tests drew a high number of parent complaints.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt: </strong>52 year-end tests were developed during the administration of superintendent Peter Gorman, for students as young as kindergarten. The idea was to gather more data on students -and then determine a baseline for future academic performance. Teachers would then be rewarded - or punished - if that student performed better or worse than expected.<br> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 3261 at http://wunc.org