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CMS Ranked Fourth in National Board Certified Teachers

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools ranks fourth in the nation in number of National Board-certified teachers with 1,995 of the district’s teaching staff having earned the certification. The ranking, compiled by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, also shows that CMS ranked fourth in the number of newly certified teachers this year with 82 earning the designation.

The National Board, founded in 1987, seeks to advance the quality of teaching and learning by setting rigorous standards and advocating for educational reform. Across the nation, more than 110,000 teachers have earned the National Board certification.

Research conducted on behalf of the National Board has shown that certification has a positive impact on student achievement. North Carolina has more National Board-certified teachers than any other state, with 20,611 in all. CMS is ranked second in number of certified teachers among districts in North Carolina.

Summaries of Substantive Ratified Legislation

Click here to find a summary of the substantive ratified legislation from the 2014 Session of the 2013 General Assembly developed by the Research Division of N.C. General Assembly. The document is organized alphabetically by subject areas. Where feasible, the subject area is further divided into subgroups. This publication will provide a useful source of information for the members of the General Assembly and the public in North Carolina. 

For further questions, please contact Natalie English at 704.378.1332.

December Committee Meetings

Here is an outlook on all upcoming Public Policy Committees meetings into the new year of 2015.

December 16, 2014: Legislative Agenda Task Force Meeting #4

       Location: Belk, Inc.
                     2801 W. Tyvola Road
                     Charlotte, NC 28217

December 17, 2014: Joint Transportation & Land Use Committees

                          * PLEASE RSVP *

       Speaker: David Walters, UNC Charlotte

       Location: Elliott Davis Offices
                     Training Room - 3rd Floor
                     700 East Morehead Street, Suite 400
                     Charlotte, NC 28202

January 6, 2015: Legislative Agenda Task Force Meeting #5

       Location: Belk, Inc.
                     2801 W. Tyvola Road
                     Charlotte, NC 28217

January 7, 2015: Legislative Agenda Task Force Meeting #6

      Location: Belk, Inc.
                    2801 W. Tyvola Road
                    Charlotte, NC 28217

Click here to register for all committee meetings. To register for the Legislative Agenda Task Force Committee meetings, please RSVP to Laura Guacci at 704.378.1322.

BusinessFirst Charlotte

How's business? Please take our short survey here and let us know what we can do to help your business. 

The survey asks questions about your company, employees and facility, and the general business climate. We want to learn more about what you do as well as how you view doing business in the Charlotte market. Please take five minutes to fill out the survey. We need to hear from you.

Click here to learn more about BusinessFirst Charlotte, a partnership between the City of Charlotte and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. 

For further questions, please contact Ashley Hedrick at 704.378.1345.