Technology in CMS, CMPD's cold case unit, and CLT's local music scene, on the latest 282 | CLT Blog

Technology in CMS, CMPD’s cold case unit, and CLT’s local music scene, on the latest 282

Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by Justin Ruckman

This week we talk about:

  • The subject of technology in CMS has been making headlines lately. There was talk last week about CMS officials announcing first that they were spending $10 million on a Teacher iPad project and then it came out that the project is only going to receive about half that amount. On the other hand, the proposed CMS budget for 201213 includes $1.3 million to add 23 high school technology facilitators and $215,000 for public information staff to improve digital communication. All that said, what is the role of technology at CMS? Have moves to upgrade tech done anything to improve learning?
  • CMPD’s cold case unit: As a result of a grant from the Justice Department, CMPD’s Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit can continue its work and give a higher priority to investigating cold rape cases. What’s the current picture of cold rape cases in Charlotte? Do we have the resources to effectively prosecute these cases? What role does DNA play in rehashing these old cases? Do we think the presence of such a unit deters crime?
  • CLT’s local music scene: With several big name concerts coming to Charlotte (such as Madonna) and a growing indie scene, it appears that the city’s music scene is improving. We were at one time considered a “B” market … is that still true?
  • Carlton is joined this week by the following panel:

    Thanks to everyone who watched the show’s live stream today noon!

    Want to get involved in next week’s episode? We’ll put you on air! Tune in to and hit us up with your questions and comments on @282tv or the #282tv hashtag.

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