Wake Ed Blog
Posted by T. Keung Hui on September 30, 2014
Should the Wake County school system still offer the due-process rights that teachers had under tenure even if they can’t officially offer career status to additional educators?
The school board’s policy committee will discuss today how the district will need to modify teacher contracts in light of the changes made by the General Assembly last year that prevent additional teachers from getting career status, called teacher tenure. School leaders are expected to discuss what they can still do to offer the protections that came along with career status.
Since 1971, North Carolina teachers who made it beyond the first four years of a probationary period were granted tenure, which gave them certain protections, including the right to a hearing in the event of dismissal. But the General Assembly had moved to eliminate tenure for all teachers by 2018.
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.
Posted by T. Keung Hui on September 23, 2014
The Wake County school system will hold community meetings on the draft 2015-16 student assignment proposal at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 at Wake Forest High School, Oct. 14 at Apex High School and Oct. 16 at Millbrook High School.