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Student Registration Now Open for WakeEd Partnership’s “Career Accelerator” Summer 2022 Program

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 Partnership’s Free Classroom Supply Store for Wake County Teachers Opens Next Week

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 Hits $50,000 Goal for Matching Grant for Classroom Supply Store for Teachers

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 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.”

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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.

Student Registration Now Open for WakeEd Partnership’s “Career Accelerator” Summer 2022 Program

Student Registration Now Open for WakeEd Partnership’s “Career Accelerator” Summer 2022 Program

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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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