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...


October 16, 2019

Stars of Education, presented by PNC Bank, is an annual awards gala dinner to celebrate and honor those who form the backbone of a strong public education system in Wake County. 

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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.


BTLN: School Grade Versus Teacher Turnover

By: Margaret Borden | Math Teacher, Knightdale High School “Mrs. Borden, I know I want to study schools, but there are so many variables to choose from, how in the world will I narrow this down in time?” - Kiara Bush, May 17, AP Statistics class Since February, Kiara...

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.