Wake Ed Blog

  • Wake County not announcing school makeup days Monday

    Posted by T. Keung Hui on March 2, 2015

    Wake County school officials don’t plan to announce Monday when last week’s snow days will be made up. The news could be announced during Tuesday’s school board work session.

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  • WAKE Up and Read holding book drive events Monday

    Posted by T. Keung Hui on March 1, 2015

    Due to the recent wintry weather, WAKE Up and Read has extended its deadline to collect 100,000 new and gently used children's books for Wake County students to mid-March. The literacy group will also hold special events on Monday at four Barnes & Nobles stores as part of national Read Across America today.

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  • Wake County schools can still save spring break

    Posted by T. Keung Hui on February 27, 2015

    Even though students missed four days of classes this week, Wake County doesn’t have to make up Tuesday because school buses were en route to class. With Wake only needing to make up three days, district officials can extend the school year to June 11 without touching spring break for traditional-calendar schools.

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  • Groups back Wake County schools’ cultural proficiency training

    Posted by T. Keung Hui on February 26, 2015

    Local civil-rights groups, including the NAACP, are supporting the Wake County school system’s efforts to promote cultural proficiency, saying it will help avoid the problems of “negative stereotypical history and “premature labeling based” on third-grade state test scores.

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  • Rolling buses means no makeup day needed for some students

    Posted by T. Keung Hui on February 24, 2015

    Some Triangle school districts, including Wake County, won’t have to make up for Tuesday’s cancellation of classes because they had buses en route to school when the day was called off.

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  • Wake County’s remaining school makeup options limited

    Posted by T. Keung Hui on February 24, 2015

    Making up last week’s four snow days has exhausted many of the options that the Wake County school system has left to deal with Tuesday’s snow day, once again putting spring break at risk.

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