Investing in Education
Supporting Teachers | Informing the Community | Serving as a Catalyst
STARS OF EDUCATIONOctober 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.
“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.
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...
Grace Jackson, English teacher and PBL champion at Enloe Magnet High School, exemplifies excellence both in her classroom and throughout the Enloe community.
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.