Wake County school board wants students to make up snow days

Wake County school board members tentatively approved last week a plan that would make using teacher workdays the first option for replacing winter snow days for traditional-calendar schools during the 2015-16 school year. This came after the board objected to a proposal that would have allowed students to miss up to three school days next winter before having to make up the lost time.


Two Wake magnet schools win national awards

Brentwood Elementary School in Raleigh was named the nation’s second-best magnet school on Saturday and Wendell Elementary School in eastern Wake was named the top elementary magnet school in the country. Both Wake County elementary schools received their accolades from Magnet Schools of America.

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