The $3 million project may not look like much on a map, measuring about a third of a mile, but it should circumvent nearly a mile of driving on busy streets for travelers between NC State University’s two campuses. Pullen Road will extend to meet Bilyeu Street, and Bilyeu Street will connect to Centennial Parkway.
Twenty-two Triangle schools, led by Raleigh Charter High School, made The Washington Post’s 2015 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. The newspaper ranked schools based on the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given divided by the number of graduates.
The Wake County school system is host to the Magnet Schools of America’s 33rd national conference this week at the Raleigh Convention Center. Educators from Wake magnet schools are leading sessions at the conference while the district’s magnet schools opened their doors Thursday to tours from conference attendees
The Wake County school board tentatively agreed Tuesday to a list of makeup days for the 2015-16 school year that would list two Saturdays as options for traditional-calendar students. Wake has historically not scheduled makeup days on Saturdays for traditional-calendar schools.
The competition for new jobs and business isn’t limited to the states alone. City staff have drafted a formal program that would offer incentives for businesses to move here, stay here or expand their presence here.
The Wake County school board is considering whether to add $5.8 million to Superintendent Jim Merrill’s proposal to ask the county Board of Commissioners for $48.3 million more in funding. The extra $5.8 million would hire more occupational therapists, special education teachers and literacy teachers and give a bigger pay raise for athletic and academic coaches.
The various companies involved in choosing, making and installing the glass on the state’s Green Square project in downtown Raleigh haven’t agreed on what’s wrong with the glass, who is responsible – and who will pay to get it fixed.
Longtime Wake County Commissioner Betty Lou Ward announced Monday that she will not run for re-election in 2016, ending what will be 28 years of service on the board. Her decision comes after new legislative maps drawn up the Republican-led General Assembly would have put Ward in the same district as two fellow Democratic commissioners.