The WakeEd blog is devoted to discussing and answering questions about the major issues facing the Wake County school system. WakeEd is maintained by The News & Observer's Wake schools reporter, T. Keung Hui.
Mary McCatty, an educational liaison with New York-based Dancing Classrooms, taught ballroom, swing and line dancing lessons to students at Powell Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. Read more.
The proposed state budget would prevent school districts from using teacher assistant money to pay for hundreds of teachers. Darren Graci, a teacher at Apex Elementary in Wake County is one of hundreds of teachers statewide who could no longer be funded out of teacher assistant dollars under restrictions in the proposed state budget.
Ride the bus with Conn Elementary School students as they head to the Boys and Girls Club after school Thursday, September 10, 2015. The Boys and Girls Clubs purchased buses this year after school officials encouraged the group to provide its own after school bus.“These are kids that need a Boys & Girls Club,” said Hugh McLean, vice president of operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County. “If they’re not going to the club, they’re more than likely going to their neighborhoods without role models and positive things to do.”