WakeEd News

Our priority is to inspire our community to invest boldly in the Wake County Public School System by improving teaching and learning in every school. WakeEd is active across all of Wake County – from Apex to Zebulon and everywhere in between. Here are the latest updates on our programs and our collective thoughts on issues affecting public education.

Insight Newslettter

Insight is our monthly Insight newsletter to stay up-to-date with WakeEd programs and events. Read Insight

SummerSTEM: Changing School Culture Through Project-Based Learning

By Grace Jackson | English Teacher, Enloe Magnet High School On November 15th, my professional Learning Team (PLT) at Enloe Magnet High School was granted the opportunity to visit Vernon Malone College and Career Academy. We established this cross-disciplinary PLT...

Failure as a Pathway to Success

By Michelle Woods, Project-Based Learning Coach, Vernon Malone College & Career Academy At the heart of Vernon Malone College & Career Academy is a mindset of failing forward. Establishing this mindset was intentional when we started our school in 2014. During the...

How Preschool Education Determines College and Career Readiness

By Lane Tomey | Career Development Coordinator, Apex Friendship High School The NC State University Institute for Emerging Issues addressed a lack of preschool education as its 2017 “emerging issue” and convened a group of stakeholders to research, discuss, and...

 WakeEd Wednesdays

WakeEd Wednesdays is a weekly series produced by WakeEd Partnership. This series is offered as a service to simplify many of the complexities of North Carolina’s largest school district, the Wake County Public School System. With more than 180 schools, 160,000 students, and 11,000 teachers, WCPSS has a major impact on all Wake County residents regardless of whether they have children enrolled in the schools. Watch WakeEd Wednesdays

Class Size Relief is Welcome, But Tough Choices Still Loom

The class size reduction compromise passed by the General Assembly this week is a mixed bag for local school districts. Among the positive outcomes are a multi-year approach to reducing class sizes, adding funding for program enhancement teachers, and eliminating the waiting list for pre-kindergarten classes.

Public School Choice Can Be Found in WCPSS Magnet Schools

Parents in Wake County have a wealth of options for public school choice within the Wake County Public School System through the magnet school program that has been a cornerstone of the school system for more than 35 years. WCPSS has over 50 magnet schools across its...

 WakeEdge Alerts

WakeEd Partnership’s Wake Edge alerts keep you informed about breaking news impacting Wake County Public Schools. Read WakeEdge

Historic WCPSS budget request mostly funds status quo

The Wake County school board received a budget presentation last night with the highest increase in local funding ever requested, and more than 80 percent of that requested increase maintains the status quo. The $58.9 million increase in spending from Wake County...

K-3 Class Size Implementation Work Begins in WCPSS

UPDATE: The WCPSS School Board voted unanimously to approve the plan described below at its April 10, 2018 meeting.  There is no “one size fits all” solution for implementing the K-3 class size reduction law in Wake County Public Schools. That was the message from...