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’s Community Supply Drive Collects More Than 125,000 School Supply Items and $50,000 for Wake County Public Schools
WakeEd Partnership’s Community Supply Drive Collects More Than 125,000 School Supply Items and $50,000 for Wake County Public Schools School Supply Items Are Distributed at Tools4Schools, WakeEd’s Free Classroom Supply Store for Teachers RALEIGH, N.C. — WakeEd...
WakeEd Partnership Announces 2022 Stars of Education Honorees Boys & Girls Clubs President Ralph Capps, Academy Award Winner Ariana DeBose, Harlem Globetrotters Great Twiggy Sanders, PNC Bank Leader Jim Hansen Among Recipients RALEIGH, N.C. — WakeEd Partnership...
WakeEd Partnership and Wake County Public Schools “Career Accelerator” Summer Program Kicks Off Monday
WakeEd Partnership and Wake County Public Schools “Career Accelerator” Summer Program Kicks Off Monday RALEIGH, N.C. — Career Accelerator, WakeEd Partnership’s new summer program developed in partnership with Wake County Public Schools, kicks off on Monday,...
4Others Foundation Boosts WakeEd Partnership’s Tools4Schools Classroom Supply Drive with $25,000 Matching Grant
4Others Foundation Boosts WakeEd Partnership’s Tools4Schools Classroom Supply Drive with $25,000 Matching Grant RALEIGH, N.C. — WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd) kicked off “Back to School with Tools4Schools” today at an event in Holly Springs and announced a new $25,000...
WakeEd Partnership’s SummerSTEM Program for Wake County Teachers is Next Week WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd) along with the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) will kick-off the 7th year of SummerSTEM on Monday, July 11. This is the first summer since 2019...
WakeEd Partnership Community School Supply Drive Launch Event Monday, July 11th WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd) is launching “Back to School with Tools4Schools” on July 11, a five-week community-wide school supply drive to stock the shelves at WakeEd’s free classroom...
Sheneika Simmons Joins WakeEd Partnership as Manager of Programs RALEIGH, N.C. — WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a business-backed nonprofit organization committed to supporting teachers and students in Wake County Public Schools, announced today that Sheneika Simmons...
WakeEd Partnership Launching Community School Supply Drive in July Collected Items will go to stock the shelves at Tools4Schools, WakeEd’s Free Classroom Supply Store for Teachers RALEIGH, N.C. — WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a business-backed nonprofit organization...
WakeEd Partnership Awards $175,000 in Scholarships to Local Student Athletes Students from Apex High School and Green Hope High School named 2022 Pittard Scholars RALEIGH, N.C. — WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a business-backed nonprofit organization committed to...
Triangle Business Leaders Join WakeEd Partnership Board of Directors, Parker LORD’s Seth Carruthers Elected Board Chair
Triangle Business Leaders Join WakeEd Partnership Board of Directors, Parker LORD’s Seth Carruthers Elected Board Chair RALEIGH, N.C. — WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a business-backed nonprofit organization that supports public schools in Wake County, announced today...
Pictured: Sidney Fowler and Lesley Brickhouse, respectively. RALEIGH, N.C. — WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a business-backed nonprofit organization committed to supporting teachers and students in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), announced today two...
WakeEd has opened registration for all Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) rising 10th – 12th graders who wish to participate this summer in a new workplace immersion program “Career Accelerator”. Career Accelerator, developed in partnership with the Wake County Public School System, will be offered to approximately 1,000 rising 10th –12th grade WCPSS students this summer at no cost to students and families.
New Career Pathways Program for Wake County Students Seeking Business Partners for Summer and Fall 2022
WakeEd is seeking business partners of any size and from all industry sectors throughout the Wake County area to support its new education and workforce development initiative “Accelerate” aimed at helping students explore career opportunities as well as the education and skills needed to get there.
WakeEd Partnership Announces New Accelerate Initiative Focused on Career Pathways and Future-Ready Students
WakeEd’s Accelerate workforce development initiative brings together both new and existing programs that will help Wake County students become more future-ready for any career and college opportunity.
WakeEd will officially open Tools4Schools, a new free classroom supply store for Wake County Public School System teachers on January 18th. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and first wave of teacher shoppers is scheduled for 11AM.
WakeEd Partnership announced that it has met the $50,000 goal to secure a matching grant from the 4 Others Foundation to support its new teacher classroom supply warehouse Tools4Schools.
WakeEd Partnership Reaches Halfway Mark for $50,000 Matching Grant for its Free Classroom Supply Store for Teachers
WakeEd Partnership announced today it has reached the halfway point to secure a $50,000 grant from the 4 Others Foundation to support its new teacher classroom supply warehouse Tools4Schools.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Triangle Business Leaders Join WakeEd Partnership Board of Directors; UNC REX Healthcare CFO Andy Zukowski Elected Board Chair
WakeEd Partnership announced today that Andy Zukowski, Chief Financial Officer for UNC REX Healthcare, has been elected Chairman of its Board of Directors. Two other local business leaders will join WakeEd’s Board of Directors.
WakeEd Partnership presented $162,500 in college scholarships to thirteen students from Apex High School and Green Hope High School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 18, 2021WakeEd Partnership Elects Angela Connor to Board of DirectorsRALEIGH, N.C. — WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a business-backed nonprofit organization that supports public schools in Wake County, announced today that Angela Connor, Founder and CEO of...
As calls from state leaders increase and legislation advances in the NC General Assembly for public schools to quickly return to in-person classroom instruction, WakeEd urged state and local leaders to move educators up to a higher priority for COVID-19 vaccinations.
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