This fourth session focused on partnerships between K-12 schools and higher education institutions in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools serve 140,000 students and is one of the 25th largest school districts in the US. The student population is diverse with more than 55% of the students qualifying for free and/or reduced lunch. Students come from more than 120 countries. CMS just received the Broad Award (sometimes called the SuperBowl for urban education) for progress in decreasing achievement gaps for their students in large urban schools. Their STEM initiatives are part of a broad spectrum of learning experiences for students and teachers Pre-K–12.
Presenter: Cindy Moss, Director of Science and Math, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, NC