Most Wake County magnet schools where more than half the students receive federally subsidized lunches are getting fewer applicants than more affluent schools. Wake is starting a new review of the magnet program that could result in some schools having their themes overhauled in hopes of boosting parents’ interest.
The early and middle colleges in Durham and Johnston counties kicked off the area’s high school graduation season on Friday. Thousands of Triangle high school seniors will graduate over the next three weeks.
Two men were arrested Tuesday after a Raleigh police officer stopped a car that matched the description of the getaway car in a bank robbery in which a teller was hit in the head with a hammer about a quarter-hour earlier.
The Wake County school board’s policy committee backed Tuesday an update to the system’s technology policy that would allow the superintendent to shut down disruptive online accounts from students or teachers. But it doesn’t include wording previously suggested that could have banned students from taking selfies in school.
The Wake County school system accepted 23 high school seniors into the first class of its Future Teachers Program. Wake will pay the soon-to-be graduates to receive summer training during their college careers and will give them three-year teaching contracts after they graduate from college.
Deep runs in the state playoffs are the norm for Raleigh Charter’s girls soccer team and that trend continues as the Phoenix advanced to the NCHSAA 1A East final with a 1-0 win over rival Franklin Academy.