…The WAKE Up & Read book drive is underway!  It’s the 2nd annual book drive, and the goals are getting bigger.  WAKE Up and Read hopes to collect 100,000 books in February – enough to share with children at nine schools, as well as community centers and child care facilities across Wake County.  Collection sites are available around all around Wake County.  You can even host one yourself!  Find all you need to know on the WAKE Up and Read website.

…Wake Education Partnership is hosting the Triangle Trivia Challenge on February 26 from 7:00-9:00 PM.  Are you and a group of friends up for taking it on?  How about your coworkers?  Registration is $75 per team.  The grand prize?  $500!  And bragging rights, of course.  Those are priceless.

…More than 1,000 WCPSS students are expected to perform in the 2015 Pieces of Gold performance on March 4, 2015 at Memorial Auditorium.  Find more information here.

…WCPSS has a new website.  The site has been reorganized, and it is now optimized for mobile devices.

Take a look around over at  If you are a regular user of the site, you may notice major differences.  You input and feedback is desired.  Can’t find something?  A feature not working as it should?  Let them know.

WAKE Up and Read is gearing up for the 2015 book drive.  From February 1 – March 2, WAKE Up and Read will collect new and gently-used books for children ages birth-12. The goal is to collect 100,000 books in one month – enough to share at nine schools as well as community centers and child care facilities across Wake County.  YOU can help by becoming a collection partner, donating books, or signing up to volunteer.  Even better?  Do all three!

…It’s worth mentioning again.  WCPSS has developed a real-time dashboard that provides information on current building projects.  An interactive map of projects provides links to specific project sites.  Each project site supplies a status narrative as well as budget numbers, acreage, square footage, student capacity, and anticipated occupancy date.

…The Wake County Board of Education has adopted a legislative agenda.  The agenda largely supports the legislative agenda of the NC School Board Association with some added language.  Additionally, there are items related to public records requests and aerial drones.

…The Partnership has convened the Wake Education Advisory Council to bring together leaders from the twelve chambers of commerce in Wake County.  Quarterly meetings provide opportunities to hear from WCPSS leadership about topics of interest and concern.

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