Wake Ed Blog
Posted by T. Keung Hui on October 1, 2014
Should the Wake County school system set a hard deadline for preventing teachers from transferring between schools in the district?
At Tuesday’s school board policy committee meeting, board members and administrators talked about the problems that some high-challenge schools face with experienced teachers leaving to work elsewhere in the district. Superintendent Jim Merrill said he’s concerned about the “internal churn” at some schools from transfers.
Currently, teachers who want to consider a transfer to a different school for the following school year must file a request. Doug Thilman, assistant superintendent for human resources, said those teachers become “free agents” and can transfer to any school that offers them a job between January and April.
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.
Posted by T. Keung Hui on September 24, 2014
Citing the “current high service volumes” for processing requests for bus stops, the Wake County school system is allowing students to continue to use temporary bus passes.