63-year-old CMS teacher accused of having sex with a student found dead in apparent murder-suicide

The 63-year-old Charlotte-Mecklenburg teacher accused last week of having sex with a 17-year-old student was found dead at her Huntersville home in an apparent murder-suicide.

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#WCPSS Updates: Heard about the BIMAS-2 yet? Plus, MVP drops their suit and a Magnet School Felon

This installment of WCPSS updates includes more the “BIMAS-2,” a pseudo-psychological assessment the district is experimenting with on students in 40 schools over the next year.

Also, MVP Math has dropped its lawsuit and a student from Wake’s prized magnet school is arrested on robbery and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

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#NCED Updates: NAEP scores drop again, NCGA passes final Ed bills and teacher pay mini-budget

This installment of NC Education (NCED) covers the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores and the bills the General Assembly passed before adjourning last week. Also included are details about $630k in charter school grants and a recap of October’s teacher arrests.

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63-year-old CMS teacher arrested on multiple sex crimes charges with 17-year-old student

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools (CMS) teacher has been arrested on multiple sex crimes charges involving an unidentified 17-year-old student.

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NC’s largest district is experimenting on some of its students with a “Social, Emotional and Behavioral” assessment

Last week, I reported on how I accidentally found out about Wake County Public School System’s (WCPSS) intent to deploy a  “social, emotional and behavioral universal assessment.” I received some information, but I have more questions than before.

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Gaston County Assistant Principal pleads guilty to having sex with a student, gets no jail time

The Gaston County assistant principal who was arrested on charges of sex acts with a student has pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement and is receiving no jail time.

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#WCPSS using “social, emotional and behavioral universal assessment” on students (Updates)

The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) has deployed a “social, emotional and behavioral universal assessment” to rate and track student behavior unless parents opt-out.

* Updates are located at the bottom of this article.

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