Investing in Education

Supporting Teachers | Informing the Community | Serving as a Catalyst

Why Grade-Level Reading Matters

Being able to read on grade-level by the third grade can change a child’s life. For five years, WakeEd Partnership’s Partners Read program has placed mentors into Wake County Public Schools to read with developing first and second grade students and has provided...

Apply for SummerSTEM 2019!

WCPSS educators can apply now for WakeEd’s SummerSTEM program, 10 days of free professional development designed to help teachers bring engaging, authentic learning experiences to the classroom. 

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STEMposium 2019

Hundreds of teachers, students, business representatives, and community leaders gathered at STEMposium 2019 on May 7th to celebrate the power of school-business partnerships.

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Paying it Forward with WakeEd Partnership

This year, Unity Digital Agency collaborated with North Wake College and Career Academy to engage Wake County students in an exciting logo design project. How WakeEd’s Link program brought them together: 

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“High quality schools are built on strong relationships. That is true for our students, our parents and our community partners. The relationship between WakeEd Partnership and the Wake County Public School System is both unique and valued. A steadfast partner, WakeEd provides an informed, credible and objective voice for the business community about K-12 issues in Wake County and North Carolina. High quality schools are vital to a community’s success. A strong relationship with WakeEd has helped this district maintain that quality.”

– Cathy Moore, Superintendent of the Wake County Public School System

Strong Schools, Strong Commumities

Dollars invested in schools stay in our community and provide an economic engine in Wake County. Did you know that a strong public school system generates up to $1.6 billion in additional lifetime incomes for graduates? High-quality public education also leads to increased home values and reduced taxpayer costs across the county.


Investor Spotlight: First Citizens Bank

First Citizens has served North Carolina for 121 years, so we know the difference public education has made and is making in our communities. Vibrant public schools are a critical engine for furthering economic growth.