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Charter, home and private school growth outpaces Wake County School System

Darrell Allison, president of Parents For Educational Freedom in North Carolina, talks about the significance of the Wake County school system being outgrown by charter schools, home schools and private schools.

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Wake mom talks about her decision to home-school

Michelle MacDonna decided a traditional classroom setting wouldn’t be the best choice for her highly active son’s learning style. Now MacDonna is on a path with Michael, and in a few years with her 2-year-old daughter Gabrielle, to home-school.

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Wake County’s school diversity efforts questioned in case study

A Brookings Institution blog post found that, in 2004 and 2005, Wake County black students did not have higher test scores than Charlotte-Mecklenburg students, after adjusting for a student’s socioeconomic background. The case study also found the black-white gap was virtually identical in the two school districts.

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Wake County changes name of new Fuquay-Varina high school

The Wake County school board adopted Willow Spring High as the name for a new school that will be built in eastern Fuquay-Varina. The board previously voted to name it Kennebec Road High but changed its decision after Fuquay-Varina town leaders requested the Willow Spring name.

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Principals appointed to Stough Elementary, Athens Drive High

The Wake County school board named Christopher Cox as principal of Stough Elementary School. Kathryn Chontos will serve as interim principal of Athens Drive High School following the unexpected death of James Hedrick. Interim principals were also named to Creech Road and Swift Creek elementary schools.

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Athens Drive gets new stadium

Video: Athletic director Travis Seese talks about the upgrades to the athletic facilities at Athens Drive High School. New stadiums and upgraded athletic facilities like those at Athens Drive may not be a given at Wake County Schools, according to a proposal by some school system officials.

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Judge wants to know when he can get new Wake County election maps

U.S. Chief District Court Judge James C. Dever III has scheduled a hearing Tuesday to discuss how to carry out an appellate ruling that declared the state legislature’s maps for Wake County Board of Commissioners and school board to be unconstitutional. Dever wants to know when the State Board of Elections can submit new districts and when state legislative leaders can provide “illustrative maps.”

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Wake County elections board may be unable to appeal court ruling

The North Carolina Republican Party didn’t submit nominations to fill a vacancy on the Wake County Board of Elections before Wednesday’s State Board of Elections meeting. This leaves the Wake board without a majority that would support continuing the fight against a federal ruling that declared the state legislature’s maps for Wake County Board of Commissioners and school board to be unconstitutional.

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NC legislative leaders didn’t want to be in Wake election lawsuit

Rep. Paul Stam is complaining that attorneys for Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore weren’t in court to argue on behalf of the legislature’s maps for Wake County Board of Commissioners and school board. But Anita Earls, an attorney for the plaintiffs, points to how the State Attorney General’s Office argued the two legislative leaders shouldn’t be named as defendants.

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Charter, home and private school growth outpaces Wake County School System

Darrell Allison, president of Parents For Educational Freedom in North Carolina, talks about the significance of the Wake County school system being outgrown by charter schools, home schools and private schools.
Keung Hui khui@newsobserver.com
Charter, home and private school growth outpaces Wake County School System 2:20

Charter, home and private school growth outpaces Wake County School System

Wake mom talks about her decision to home-school 1:34

Wake mom talks about her decision to home-school

Athens Drive gets new stadium 1:24

Athens Drive gets new stadium

Keeping Hodge Road Elementary School clean 0:48

Keeping Hodge Road Elementary School clean