Wake County schools want state permission to drop the N.C. Final Exams required in dozens of courses from elementary to high school. In a written request to the State Board of Education seeking a waiver from the exams, the district mentioned lost instructional time, difficult logistics, and an assertion that tests do not match what students are learning in class.
Raleigh police and fire investigators were trying to determine the identify of a person was who was found dead after an intense fire at what was thought to be an abandoned house on Poole Road on Wednesday morning.
The Wake County school system and the North Carolina Symphony will each send a representative to the Yale School of Music Symposium on Music in Schools in June to learn how to further strengthen their partnership.
April 15 marks 55 years since U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn joined students from colleges across the country at Shaw University to form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The group is credited with giving a voice to black students that catapulted the civil rights movement.
Wake County school administrators are proposing new regulations on the ways live animals can be brought to schools as classroom pets and for instructional purposes. Administrators say the new policy is needed because of the concerns about allergies and other health issues that students and staff might encounter when these animals are brought to school.
A change to Wake County elections, driven by state legislators, drew a step closer to passage on Tuesday. After more than two weeks off the radar, Senate Bill 181 reappeared in the state House with less than 24 hours’ notice.
A man whom Wake Forest police charged with robbery the day after a holdup at a PNC bank branch in December 2013 was brought to the Triangle on Sunday night and slated for a first court appearance Monday.
Throngs of people packed two venues Sunday to hear firsthand accounts from survivors of the Holocaust, part of North Carolina’s official commemoration of the horrific genocide of 6 million Jews by the Nazis.
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