Institute to provide maps, data for new nonprofit, EducationNC
   January 12, 2015
Jeff Michael
EducationNC – a nonpartisan, nonprofit news source aiming to create a bipartisan, statewide conversation about public schools – launched Jan. 12. The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute will assist by providing data and maps about major trends, issues and challenges facing the state's schools. Read more

Maps compare teacher turnover at CMS schools
   September 2, 2014

Increasing teacher turnover has been in the news for districts across North Carolina. CMS is no exception. But what does teacher turnover look like when you get down to the individual school? (Graphic: John Chesser) Read more

SAT scores track income in North Carolina
   June 19, 2014

Want to know which of the state’s public high schools have above-average SAT scores? A map of income is a good place to start. (Image: John Chesser) Read more

What areas have worst cankerworm problems? See new maps
   June 10, 2014

Although the city arborist says Charlotte's trees are healthy enough, for now, that no more aerial spraying to kill cankerworms is planned for next spring, the city's infestation with the leaf-munching caterpillars remains high. Read more

Youth Services Catalog
   April 18, 2014

The Youth Services Catalog includes all organizations that provide workforce development services for at-risk and disconnected youth in the Charlotte area.  Read more

How green is your ZIP code? Charlotte's carbon footprint
   February 6, 2014

Charlotte's carbon footprint is dwarfed by other metro centers like Washington and Atlanta, but within the Charlotte region some areas produce much more carbon than others. Interactive maps from UC Berkeley now let you see the differences by ZIP code. (Graphic: UC Berkeley CoolClimate Network) Read more

As N.C. graduation rates rise, CMS and Wake are tied
   August 29, 2013

Between 2006 and 2013, the rate of N.C. high school students graduating on time (in four years) rose from 68.3 percent to 82.5 percent. The state's two largest districts, Wake and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, now have the same rate, 81 percent. Explore data for all N.C. districts with our interactive dashboards. (Photo: iStock) Read more

Charlotte transit stations: realizing development potential?
   July 30, 2013

Development patterns along Charlotte's Blue Line show a mixed bag of more low-density neighborhoods than planners recommend. That means the corridor is brimming with opportunity to develop more intensely, and in a way that puts walkable, diverse urban neighborhoods near transit. (Photo: Melissa Currie) Read more

New homes tell the story of a growing region
   July 10, 2013

Melissa Currie
It’s no secret the Charlotte region has seen a huge influx of newcomers, with homes built by the thousands. New Census data show the high percentage of homes that are only a few years old. With interactive, county-by-county data. Read more

The landscape of advanced classes in CMS
   May 30, 2013

Ayana Allen, Abiola Farinde, Chance Lewis
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools strives to ensure that all students are ready for careers or college. But at CMS, like other urban districts, students at schools in disadvantaged areas are likely to be inadequately prepared for college success. (Photo: Nancy Pierce) Read more