On this page are links to documents housed at this site or at other sites that have been useful in the work of The Front Porch.
1-12-12 Charles T. Clotfelter et al, “The Aftermath of Accelerating Algebra: Evidence from a District Policy Initiative.” Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
1-19-17 Overall district’s SES blocks; Elementary Middle High
1-19-17 Magnet school transportation zones
10-20-10 Report from CMS Supt. Peter Gorman to Board of Education: “Classes with over 35 students.” Part 1 Part 2
CMS School Board policies and procedures
Undated 2004 Instructional Template
Undated 2003 Balanced Scorecard
1-11-00 Chronology of Events Related to Recent BOE Citizens Task Forces
Undated 1992-93 CMS Board Benchmark Goals
Undated 1991-92 CMS Board Benchmark Goals
7-13-90 Memo to fellow school board members from Arthur Griffin advocating $130,000 funding for comprehensive planning to test results of individual schools’ “goal-oriented instructional programs.”
12-9-14 CMS Academics Management Oversight Report
N.C. school governance
1868 Journal of the 1868 N.C. Constitution Convention, pp. 338-343, detailing convention’s adoption of the report of the Committee on Education creating public schools, but only after approving an amendment requiring the General Assembly to “provide seperate and distinct schools, for the black children of the State, from those provided for white children,”
11-4-14 Project boundaries as of August 2014 or 2014-15
10-31-14 Year 2 Report by Michael Norton and Kelly Piccininno
Separate and unequal expectations
10-10-12 Orlando Sentinel report on Florida State Board of Education’s approval of tiered academic goals based on race, ethnicity.
Test scores and testing
May 2011 Undated Report on CMS student participation in 2011 by high school in AP testing, and statewide results for May 2011.
6-10-98 CMS end-of-grade reading and math scores for 1997-98 as reported in the Charlotte Observer.
6-1-97 CMS end-of-grade and end-of-course scores for 1995-96 as reported in the Charlotte Observer.
Undated Percent of CMS students at or above grade level, for 3rd grade reading and 5th grade math, 1995-96 to 2004-05; no source listed.
Undated N.C. end-of-grade test results: Grade 3-8 at or above Level 3 in both reading and math, 1992-93 to 2002-03; no source listed.
6-30-92 CMS CAT scores for 1991-92 as reported in the Charlotte Observer.
3-12-91 A proposed school board resolution offered by Arthur Griffin to mandate diagnostic testing tied to the N.C. Standard Course of Study.
6-30-90 CMS CAT scores for 1989-90 as reported in the Charlotte Observer.
7-9-86 CMS CAT scores for 1985-86 as reported in the Charlotte Observer.