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WakeEd Partnership Announces 2022 Stars of Education Honorees

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 Launching Community School Supply Drive in July

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

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...

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’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...

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.

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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“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.”

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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.

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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.

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Wake County PTAs Go Above and Beyond for Students and Families

Wake County PTAs Go Above and Beyond for Students and Families

Many Wake County PTA units responded to the pandemic with hope and support, illustrating how much our community means to all of us. In times of need, our caring and compassionate spirits come alive. Multiple schools responded quickly and fluidly to ensure that the most basic needs of families were met, continuing the food service program and providing resources for remote learning.

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Remote Learning: A Day in the Life

Remote Learning: A Day in the Life

Let me start by saying that I am not a blogger or a teacher. I am a mom of three children ages 9, 7, and 3. I have an incredible amount of respect and awe for our teachers, school staff members, and administrators, who are working tirelessly to make sure our students continue to be engaged in learning.

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WakeEd Partnership Names Keith Poston President

WakeEd Partnership Names Keith Poston President

Wake County education nonprofit WakeEd Partnership has named Keith Poston as its new President. From 2014 to 2019, Keith served as President and Executive Director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina, leading the statewide public education nonprofit during a critical juncture in its 33-year history.

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Girls in STEM at Carroll Magnet Middle School

Girls in STEM at Carroll Magnet Middle School

Earlier this year, Carroll Magnet Middle School partnered with local television station The CW22 through WakeEd’s Link program to help 7th and 8th grade broadcasting students develop both technical and communication skills needed to produce Carroll’s daily news show, the Carroll News Network.

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STEM education or educated companies? We need both.

STEM education or educated companies? We need both.

When it comes to careers in STEM, we need more women involved. According to the World Economic Forum, in science alone, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women and this under-representation occurs in every region in the world.

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Investor Spotlight: BASF

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.

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Attrition Report Ignores Serious ‘Brain Drain’ Among K-12 Teachers

Attrition Report Ignores Serious ‘Brain Drain’ Among K-12 Teachers

According to a report about teacher attrition prepared for the State Board of Education this week, the fact only 7.5 percent of teachers have left the public schools to work in another industry or state is seen as an indicator of rising job satisfaction among teachers. It’s reasonable to draw that conclusion, but this is not a significant victory.

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WakeEd Partnership Announces Leadership Change

WakeEd Partnership Announces Leadership Change

Wake County Education Nonprofit Names Interim President, Begins Search for Leader in 2020 RALEIGH, N.C. — WakeEd Partnership (WakeEd), a business-backed nonprofit organization committed to supporting teachers and students in the Wake County Public School System...

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Building Healthy Communities Through Literacy

Building Healthy Communities Through Literacy

What comes to mind when you think of UNC REX Healthcare? Exceptional doctors and nurses, the birth of your children, or cutting-edge technology may be front of mind, but did you know that UNC REX Healthcare partners with WakeEd Partnership to help children learn to...

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