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

An Annual Rivalry With No Winners

Around the Triangle, we look forward to great sports rivalries.  Sometimes your team wins, sometimes not; but we enjoy the games.  In the real world of post-March Madness, the annual competition of County Commissioners v. School Boards for school operational funding is enjoyed by no one and produces only losers, and here is my explanation of that.

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

WCPSS must maintain current level of service

WCPSS is requesting $58.9 million in new spending for the 2018-19 school year. This includes $48 million in new spending necessary to maintain the current level of service.

County Manager’s Budget Proposes $30 Million More for Schools

Wake County Manager David Ellis proposed increasing the spending for WCPSS by $30 million in fiscal 2018-19. That’s well below the $58.9 million the school board’s requested increase. The school system says it will take $48 million just to maintain the same level of service as this school year.