The Children's Alliance

School Grading: Where Do We Go From Here? Children Advocates Host Community Panel PDF Print Email
Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00

Charlotte, NC, March 2, 2015 --- The Children’s Alliance stands up for children and because we do our collaborative is taking a closer look at the recently released School Grades by the DPI.


We are opening our member only March meeting to anyone in the community who would like to participate in discusion of these school grades. We have created a panel of community stakeholders; parents, principals, social workers, outreach groups and CMS officials moderated by Bill Anderson Executive Director of MeckEd. The meeting will take place on Wednesday March 4 from 8:30 - 10 am in the first floor Training Rooms at the Children Family Service Center on 601 E. 5th St.


Our member organizations work daily with our most fragile and at risk children and families. Most of these children attend or will attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Do these scores add another strike against these families?


We believe it is important that our schools are held accountable. Many of the lowest grades label schools with high populations of at risk students. Many local schools that have made tremendous progress over the past years have been given grades that take the wind out of the sails of those in the school working hard to make it better. These scores may further divide our district schools between the haves and have nots.


The Children’s Alliance is a collaborative of 40 non-profit and service agencies here in Charlotte/Mecklenburg who are looking to have a dialogue on how we can lift up and our schools. We know education plays a vital role in the success of our children. We are excited to spark more conversation about public education and discuss where we go from here. We believe that every child should be given every opportunity to reach their fullest potential but can only when our community makes every child a priority.


The Children's Alliance is a collaborative of 40 diverse local non-profit agencies that was created in 2002. Our vision is to provide a voice on behalf of each and every child in Mecklenburg County. We recognize the power of working together by sharing information and connecting services. Our goal is that each child of our community receives the best opportunity to live a healthy and productive life.




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