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.

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Book gives insight on views on Wake County school assignment

Authors of a new book on Wake County school assignment politics surveyed 1,700 adults for their views on assignment, diversity and neighborhood schools. The survey revealed details such as how affluent African-American residents in Wake County favored diversity more than lower-income African-American residents.

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General Assembly blamed for Wake County school budget woes

Wake County school leaders and school supporters are trying to portray the state as the bad guy for putting the district in the situation where it may ask for a $48.3 million local funding increase. During Tuesday’s school board work session and budget public hearing, the General Assembly was repeatedly accused of not providing enough funding to help North Carolina’s largest school district meet its needs.

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New principal appointed to Conn Elementary School

The Wake County school board appointed Gary Duvall on Tuesday to be the new principal of Conn Elementary School in Raleigh, starting June 1. Duvall, who has been assistant principal of Hunter Elementary School in Raleigh since 2014, will receive a salary of $78,270.

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Wake magnet schools video

Video produced by the Wake County Public Schools highlights its magnet school programs in advance of the Magnet Schools of America’s 33rd National Conference being held April 22-25 in Raleigh.

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