Wake County

Wake seeks waiver on some state final exams

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.


One found dead after Poole Road blaze

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.

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