Wake Ed Blog

  • Wake County schools defend Saturday makeup days

    Posted by T. Keung Hui on March 3, 2015

    Wake County school administrators say holding makeup days on Good Friday and two Saturdays will better prepare students for exams. They say that options such as extending the end of the school year, adding 20 minutes to the school day and cutting into spring break have less instructional value.

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  • New principal hired at Green Hope Elementary in Cary

    Posted by T. Keung Hui on March 3, 2015

    The Wake County school board hired Kristin Walker from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system to become the new principal of Green Hope Elementary School in Cary. The board also extended Thomas Dixon’s contract as interim principal at Apex High School and Vicki Brown’s contract as interim principal of Sanford Creek Elementary School in Rolesville.

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  • Wake County school board to discuss school makeup options

    Posted by T. Keung Hui on March 3, 2015

    The Wake County school board will discuss at Tuesday’s work session how last week’s snow days will be made up. Other topics today include the draft 2016-17 calendars, due process rights for teachers, the enrollment cap for Enloe High School and a public hearing on reunifying East Wake High School.

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  • 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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