Insight

WakeEd’s monthly Insight newsletter shares the impact of WakeEd programs in classrooms across all of Wake County – from Apex to Zebulon and everywhere in between.

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...

(Law) Partners Read in Wake County Schools

The discussion around workforce development often focuses on students' middle and high school experiences, but research suggests that student success can be predicted as early as grade three. From kindergarten to the third grade, students are learning to read, but...

Cary Chamber: The Power of Partnerships

WakeEd Partnership has been exactly that to the Cary Chamber of Commerce – a partner. With a common mission to connect business resources and school needs, our collaborative efforts facilitate and champion programs and outreach that positively influence our students, teachers, and schools.

Ubuntu Fest at Middle Creek High School

In November, Wake County students, teachers, and families gathered at Middle Creek High School to learn about South African culture and change the lives of children more than eight thousand miles away. Middle Creek’s second annual Ubuntu Fest featured student...

Participate: Do Well By Doing Good

By: Michelle Macumber | Priority Partnerships Manager, Participate Success in business is not simply about being the best in the world, but being the best for the world. This is B Corp’s definition of success and it is what we strive for in the work that we do. Our...

WakeEd Celebrates Stars of Education

The fourth annual Stars of Education awards gala, presented by PNC Bank, was a resounding success! The Marriott City Center was aglow, as more than 400 guests lit up the room with PNC Bank bracelets, celebrating the role of the community in creating a light of opportunity for students in Wake County.