"This is a great success story. Ninety-seven percent of students are going to be at where they want to be." That was Wake County Public Schools Superintendent Tony Tata ... Keep Reading
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WCPSS scores — served with perspective
There will be plenty of handwringing over the low percentage of WCPSS schools who failed to meet federal proficiency standards under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) (See article). I ... Keep Reading
Hear the crickets chirping?
The debate over school assignment and diversity has roiled Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) for much of the past couple of years. Two weeks ago, WCPSS Superintendent Tony Tata ... Keep Reading
Accreditation bill becomes law
HB 342, a bill to prohibit UNC institutions and community colleges from considering the accreditation status of an applicant’s school will become law tomorrow (July 1, 2011). The ... Keep Reading
Another cheap shot by the left
The Northern Wake Republican Club has picked up a story published in various media outlets (here and here) about Wake County School Board member John Tedesco facing foreclosure on ... Keep Reading
Mayor Meeker: school board member?
“Our plan is to get an objective group, to get good advice and see if it’s a good plan or bad plan that needs some changes,” . . . “It is an unusual situation. But the kinds of ... Keep Reading
Award raises questions
Over the weekend, Gov. Bev Perdue awarded state NAACP president Rev. William Barber the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. It’s interesting that Perdue chose to focus on Barber. Barber ... Keep Reading
More personnel cuts likely at WCPSS
Those of you wondering where the Wake County School Board might find an additional $2.6 million in budget savings, you might be interested in a piece I wrote in late April about ... Keep Reading
Where is the educational diversity?
This morning’s Wake Ed blog raises concerns about the steady drop in Wake County Public Schools market share of the county’s school-age children. According to the article, Wake ... Keep Reading
HEAT Asking the Wrong Question
HEAT is upset because in their mind, the Wake County School Board is enforcing socioeconomic segregation. What one believes about the board's decision ultimately comes down to ... Keep Reading