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Deadline Looms for Public’s ESSA Accountability Plan Comments

The public’s last chance to weigh in on the methods North Carolina will use to measure school performance success ends Friday, July 27. The way the state Department of Public Instruction plans to evaluate schools is changing because of requirements in the 2015 Every...

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Wake Commissioners Boost WCPSS by $21 Million Over Last Year

The Wake County Commissioners voted 5-2 today to adopt their budget with $21 million in additional funding to Wake County Public School System for the 2017-18 school year. That amount was $5 million higher than the $16 million increase originally proposed, but still...

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It’s Time to Stop the Recurring WCPSS Budget Debate

This year’s state and local budget season has confirmed a long-held speculation on the priorities our elected officials have for funding public education. It has become clear that traditional methods of investing in a world-class public education system are gone, and...

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WCPSS Reacts Strongly to Wake County Manager’s Budget

The way the Wake County government computed the need for increased local funding for the Wake County Public School System was questioned Tuesday by school staff and board members alike. Wake County Manager Jim Hartmann presented his budget to the Board of...

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WCPSS Considers Its Class Size Reduction Options

As the question about class size requirements in grades K-3 lingers, the Wake County Public School System is preparing to add about 460 new elementary classroom teaching positions. How the school system reaches that number is possible through several different...

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Teaching Fellows Revival Proposed for STEM, Special Ed.

The NC Teaching Fellows are back, sort of. Leaders in the House and Senate released a plan on March 9 to offer forgivable loans to college students who become STEM or special education teachers. The plan revives a successful program that the General Assembly ended a...

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Governor Cooper’s Budget Puts Focus on Salaries

The budget proposal released by Gov. Roy Cooper today makes education spending a top priority, but it’s not likely to have much influence in the General Assembly. Cooper calls for raises for teachers, principals, and assistant principals. He wants to increase textbook...

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