Recent numbers showing how many minorities took the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and America College Testing (ACT) are concerning for some educators. During the 2016 -2017 school year more than 44,000 students in North Carolina took the SAT. Of that number 26 percent were black students, 10 percent Hispanic and 52 percent were white students. When it comes to the ACT more than 2 million students took the test nationwide.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) parents are concerned about the future location of their children's school. The district is moving the E-Learning Academy to another location because that facility is going to be used for an elementary school. The Academy allows students to come to a facility to learn online and receive critical one-on-one attention from teachers. Students say it’s a stress-free environment. Parents say the academy has changed the lives of their children.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District (CMS) has brought in a third party to help investigate why Bus 188 caught fire. The bus manufacturer, Thomas Built, is now helping in the investigation. While the district continues its investigation, WBTV is taking claims of bus tampering to the district. An anonymous person close to the transportation department says one week a bus had 260,000 miles on it. The next week it had just a couple of hundred.
About 26% of students who took the SAT in NC during the 2016-2107 school year were African American. Finding out what that number means when it comes to economic mobility and those students being ready after they leave high school @WBTV_Newshttps://t.co/rG8JtvNI2Q
Looking at the number of minorities who recently took the ACT. In 2016 Nationwide only 13% of Black Students took the ACT- 54% were White - asking educators is this a concern and what does that number mean for minorities going on to college @WBTV_Newshttps://t.co/8SOIT7kB5K
Not all @CharMeckSchools buses have wheel check system. The green flags going in the same direction let drivers know all wheel nuts have all been tightened before driving bus - if one is out of sequence red flag goes up @WBTV_Newshttps://t.co/alCajvC6z5
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