VIDEO: Wake County school board Chairwoman Monika Johnson-Hostler says the state compromise on lower K-3 class sizes will help the district this year but they'll have a challenge finding spaces to meet the new limits in 2018.
Courtney Massengill, a fifth-grade teacher at Green Elementary School in Raleigh, received a surprise visit Friday announcing she's among the four winners of the Wake County school system's Diane Kent-Parker First Year Teacher Award.
Hundreds rallied at Halifax Mall in Raleigh urging the NC Senate to pass House Bill 13 Wednesday, April 19, 2017. School districts around the state say arts and PE programs are at risk because they lost their flexibility to fund them when state legislators lowered class sizes for kindergarten through third grade. School officials say HB13 would allow them to save arts and PE classes.
Educators and supporters rally in Raleigh for a bill that would undo a legislative mandate that calls for smaller class-sizes in some grades. Many believe that the mandated reduction in class size will force cuts of arts and PE teachers.
Yolanda Speed tells the Wake County school board that bullying and discrimination against minority students at school isn't being reported. Her son Micah was shown on a viral video slamming another Wake Forest High School student to the ground after he says he was subjected to months of racial harassment.
Wake County Superintendent Jim Merrill explains why the district may have to consider cutting art and music from elementary schools, lay off art and music teachers, reassign students and have 40-student classes to meet new state K-3 class size limits.
Wake County Superintendent Jim Merrill made surprise classroom visits on Thursday, April 6, 2017, to tell Lindsey Barton of Smith Elementary School in Garner and 12 other educators that they were finalists for the district's Teacher of the Year award.
Wake County Superintendent Jim Merrill explains why he wants county commissioners to give half of the $26 million he says is needed to save art, music and physical education teachers that could be cut if the state doesn't provide relief from lower K-3 class sizes.
Raleigh Fire Chief John McGrath says he'd rather secure raises for his firefighters than ask city leaders for more workers and equipment in the upcoming budget. City leaders are expected to consider his proposal before adopting a budget for the fiscal year that starts in July.
Suzie Koonce, community partnership manager at Lenovo, talks about how volunteers were at East Millbrook Middle School and two other Raleigh schools on Monday promoting science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) learning. It's part of Lenovo's Global Week of Service.
When nearly 16,000 bees arrived at her home in crates Wednesday afternoon, Tracy Taylor put on a protective suit and gloves and got to work. Taylor, a senior at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, had built a wooden box in her backyard to house the bees as part of a school project. On Wednesday, she helped Mellisa Schug, co-owner of Oak City Bees, carefully transfer the insects from the crates to their new home.
Tamika Walker Kelly, a music teacher at Morganton Road Elementary School in Fayetteville, says why she thinks the General Assembly needs to give schools K-3 class size flexibility so they can continue offering art, music, physical education and foreign language classes.
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament has become part of this month’s seventh-grade math curriculum at Durant Road Middle School in North Raleigh. Math teacher Alyssa Jackson said she’s carrying on the fond memories of how her math teachers at East Wake High School in Wendell incorporated March Madness into their classes.