Wake Ed Blog
Posted by T. Keung Hui on October 2, 2014
Wake County school leaders who’ve been pushing for the state to switch to a 10-point scale for high school grading could get their wish today.
As noted in today’s Charlotte Observer article by Andrew Dunn, the State Board of Education is scheduled to vote today on switching the state’s public high schools from a seven-point grading scale to a 10-point scale. It’s a change that the state’s biggest districts have been clamoring for to help make North Carolina students applying for college more competitive with peers in districts that already use the 10-point scale.
Cathy Moore, Wake’s deputy superintendent for school performance, said in the article that both the district staff and the school board are in favor of the change.
Posted by T. Keung Hui on October 1, 2014
During a school board committee meeting Tuesday, the idea of preventing Wake County teachers from transferring to other schools in the district after a certain date was put on the table.
Posted by T. Keung Hui on September 30, 2014
Although the state now prevents school districts from offering tenure to teachers who don’t have it, a Wake County school board committee is expected to discuss whether to still offer some protections such as the right to a hearing in the event of dismissal.
Posted by T. Keung Hui on September 29, 2014
The Wake County school board’s government relations committee is scheduled to discuss Monday whether to form a task force to deal with the impact of municipal growth on the district’s schools.
Posted by T. Keung Hui on September 27, 2014
Some Wake County year-round application students might want to check if they’re facing a new school next year.
Posted by T. Keung Hui on September 26, 2014
The Wake Education Partnership says the Wake County school system has done a good job over time of retaining its market share – the percentage of children in the county educated in the traditional public schools.
Posted by T. Keung Hui on September 25, 2014
The Wake County school system gets grief from some parents about what it takes to get registered, but an attorney who works with border children gives the state’s largest school district high marks.