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The 25-year lawsuit to improve education funding in North Carolina reached a major milestone last week and reactions ranged from “I told you so.” to “How will we pay for it all?”
The disappointing news last week that the state’s overall reading proficiency of fourth graders has dropped since the start of the Read to Achieve law reveals some major flaws with that program, and it’s not with the teachers.
The North Carolina school performance grades released last week continue to tell the same stories across the state: the schools with well off students perform better than schools with students from lower income families. That’s not what the school accountability is supposed to be telling us about our schools.
A bill on its way to the governor for signature will prevent a major upheaval in the way school performance is measured. It’s an issue that WakeEd and others have actively pursued for three years.
In his second budget as county manager, David Ellis proposed a 6.36-cent tax increase that would send $36.5 million in additional spending for operations of the Wake County Public School System.
The Board of Directors of WakeEd Partnership through its President, Steve Parrott, today announces the adoption of a Resolution in support of the Bond Referendum on the November 2018 election ballot. Press Release Board Resolution WCPSS Return on Investment WakeEd is...
The Wake County Public School System is preparing for the 2018-19 school year by looking at ways to reduce its budget after revenue sources come up short.
The WakeEd Board of Directors has adopted a formal resolution in support of increased funding for Wake County Public School System for the 2018-19.
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.
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.
The Wake County school board received a budget presentation last night with the highest increase in local funding ever requested, and more than 80 percent of that requested increase maintains the status quo. The $58.9 million increase in spending from Wake County...
UPDATE: The WCPSS School Board voted unanimously to approve the plan described below at its April 10, 2018 meeting. There is no “one size fits all” solution for implementing the K-3 class size reduction law in Wake County Public Schools. That was the message from...