Find the story in the numbers. See below to explore facts about Education in the Charlotte region. See how the region's counties compare to one another and how the metro area compares to peers around the country.

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  • CMS public elementary school classroom

    Hundreds turn out to discuss the state of education in Charlotte at TEDxCharlotteED

    Last week, hundreds were on hand to discuss education and alternative ways to teach our children at TEDxCharlotteED, an event highlighting innovative partnerships that are strengthening the community and enriching the lives of students in the Charlotte region.
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    CMS: Mapping measures of progress and pain

    Data on schools and school districts are abundant.  Both the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) and North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s websites hold a wealth of data at both levels.  But with a district as large as CMS, it is painstaking work to analyze school-level data in a meaningful way.  In June 2011, the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute developed a set of interactive maps in partnership with MeckEd to make this rich data more approachable.  These maps have now been updated with the most recent figures available, the 2010-11 school year.
  • See the Bright Beginnings Map

    This map shows the location of public recreation centers, libraries, and schools in relation to the quality of life status of Charlotte neighborhoods, with particular emphasis on facilities that have been closed or now have reduced hours.