News

WakeEd Partnership Board of Directors Urges Action on Leandro Plan, Adopts Resolution Calling for Full Funding from NC General Assembly

WakeEd Partnership’s Board of Directors has adopted a resolution urging the North Carolina General Assembly to fully fund the Leandro Action Plan. The resolution calls on the NC General Assembly to “fully enact the policy and funding reforms included in the Leandro Plan to ensure that all North Carolina students have access to a sound basic education by the 2028 school year.”

COVID Gives North Carolina a Chance to Scrap a Bad Grading Policy

Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent signature on a bill that includes a waiver of school performance grades for 2020-21 has opened an unexpected window of opportunity.

WakeEd Partnership Launches Back to School Social Media Campaign to Promote COVID-19 Vaccinations

As the vast majority of Wake County’s public school students prepare to go back to school next week, WakeEd Partnership launched a new social media campaign to promote COVID-19 vaccinations.

WakeEd Partnership to honor former Governor Jim Hunt with Lifetime Achievement Award and Dr. Mandy Cohen with 2021 Friend of Education Award

WakeEd Partnership announced this year’s honorees for its annual Stars of Education Gala, presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners. Stars of Education returns this year as an in-person event to celebrate public schools and public education champions on October 4, 2021, at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Learning from COVID-19: What Principals Told Us

In our first two articles on learning from COVID-19, we showcased the concerns and considerations of students and teachers in relation to their experiences with reentry to schools in the midst of the pandemic. As school building leaders, principals also have their own set of experiences and thought processes they bring to the table.

WakeEd Partnership Board of Directors Urges Action on Leandro Plan, Adopts Resolution Calling for Full Funding from NC General Assembly

WakeEd Partnership’s Board of Directors has adopted a resolution urging the North Carolina General Assembly to fully fund the Leandro Action Plan. The resolution calls on the NC General Assembly to “fully enact the policy and funding reforms included in the Leandro Plan to ensure that all North Carolina students have access to a sound basic education by the 2028 school year.”

Investor Spotlight: BASF

For innovation to happen, we need people who understand our customers’ needs and challenges, as well as the ability to use creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and STEM training to come up with solutions for our current and future needs.

WakeEd Wednesdays

WakeEd Wednesdays is a video series produced to simplify many of the complexities of North Carolina’s largest school district, the Wake County Public School System. With more than 180 schools, 160,000 students, and 11,000 teachers, WCPSS has a major impact on all Wake County residents regardless of whether they have children enrolled in the schools.

WakeEd Partnership Board of Directors Urges Action on Leandro Plan, Adopts Resolution Calling for Full Funding from NC General Assembly

WakeEd Partnership Board of Directors Urges Action on Leandro Plan, Adopts Resolution Calling for Full Funding from NC General Assembly

WakeEd Partnership’s Board of Directors has adopted a resolution urging the North Carolina General Assembly to fully fund the Leandro Action Plan. The resolution calls on the NC General Assembly to “fully enact the policy and funding reforms included in the Leandro Plan to ensure that all North Carolina students have access to a sound basic education by the 2028 school year.”

read more
Lisa Mead Joins WakeEd Partnership as Fundraising Chief

Lisa Mead Joins WakeEd Partnership as Fundraising Chief

Lisa Mead joins the WakeEd team with two decades of non-profit experience in purpose-driven organizations as both a consultant and staff. In her career, she has been instrumental in raising awareness, cultivating strategic partnerships, and generating the support necessary to impact a variety of meaningful causes.

read more
Learning from COVID-19: What Principals Told Us

Learning from COVID-19: What Principals Told Us

In our first two articles on learning from COVID-19, we showcased the concerns and considerations of students and teachers in relation to their experiences with reentry to schools in the midst of the pandemic. As school building leaders, principals also have their own set of experiences and thought processes they bring to the table.

read more
Learning from COVID-19: What Teachers Told Us

Learning from COVID-19: What Teachers Told Us

It has been more than a month since Wake County Public Schools returned to full-time in-person learning with twice-monthly remote learning days. The turnaround for full reentry came at such a quick pace that there has been little time for teachers and other school personnel to learn and critically evaluate the most effective ways to deliver a hybrid model of learning.

read more
Learning From COVID-19: What Students Told Us

Learning From COVID-19: What Students Told Us

As North Carolina — and the country — debated how and when to return to in-person instruction, the primary focus was often on teachers and adult staff members, as they are more vulnerable than students when it comes to contracting severe cases of COVID-19. But too often, the voices that were noticeably absent were those of students themselves.

read more
The post-pandemic three R’s of education: Recover, restore, and rebuild

The post-pandemic three R’s of education: Recover, restore, and rebuild

Amid all the discussions about getting kids back into the classrooms there has been little focus of what schools will look like next fall and what students will need to recover. However, throughout the COVID-19 ordeal, there has been plenty of discussion about learning loss, lack of equity, and the social and emotional health of students.

read more
The cure for closed schools? Vaccinate teachers.

The cure for closed schools? Vaccinate teachers.

Schools should be open to students. That’s it, plain and simple. There is no replacement for high-quality, in-person instruction, despite a tremendous effort by teachers to keep learning going while students can’t be on campus.

read more
Econonimst: WCPSS Provides Significant Economic Impact

Econonimst: WCPSS Provides Significant Economic Impact

A new report titled, “The Economic Impact the Wake County Public School System” released by WakeEd Partnership and Wake County Public School System, in collaboration with NC State University, assesses the value-add of the state’s largest school district to its region, and the results are good for taxpayers and WCPSS graduates alike.

read more
How COVID-19 has exacerbated existing public school needs

How COVID-19 has exacerbated existing public school needs

Returning to in-person instruction for WCPSS students and staff is the most difficult policy decision the school board has made in many years, as shown in the multiple angst-fraught discussions the board held recently. That said, the goal has always been to get...

read more
Learning for Learning’s Sake

Learning for Learning’s Sake

As I reflect on the 2019-2020 school year, despite its challenges, it was a year of new beginnings and growth. Seemingly overnight, I had to adapt to a new normal, one that did not involve interacting with my students, coworkers, and administrators on a daily basis.

read more
“Get ‘em hooked” with Grossology

“Get ‘em hooked” with Grossology

We have a saying at York Elementary School on the first day of school: “Get ‘em in. Get ‘em fed. Get ‘em home safely.” Since we transitioned to virtual learning, my mantra has changed. “Get ‘em in. Get ‘em hooked. Keep ‘em excited.”

read more
Building Bridges through STEM and Project-Based Learning

Building Bridges through STEM and Project-Based Learning

As an Elementary School Teacher, my job is to build upon a child’s innate curiosity, to turn their love of exploring, questioning, and discovering into the foundation for their academic success. In our ever-changing world, my top priority is to equip first graders with the hard and soft skills they need to look at a problem and create solutions.

read more
Remote Learning for Pre-K Children

Remote Learning for Pre-K Children

As you can imagine, many Wake County families are struggling with parenting young children while school buildings are closed. During this time, WCPSS is providing a variety of resources and services specifically designed to support families with pre-kindergarten children.

read more

 WakeEd Partnership

  3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 100

  Raleigh, NC 27609 | (919) 821-7609

Who We Are

What We Do

WakeEd News

WakeEd Partnership

3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 100

Raleigh, NC 27609 | (919) 821-7609