Wake Ed

Wake County school board to discuss literacy, BYOD

Early-childhood literacy, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) pilot and building teacher leaders are among the topics that will be covered Wednesday by the Wake County school board’s student achievement committee.

The meeting agenda includes a review of Wake’s K-2 literacy plan. The plan includes a minimum of a daily 150-minute block of literacy instruction in K-1 and 135 minutes in grades 2-5.

The committee will also get an update on the pilot BYOD program in which students at 14 schools were allowed to bring their personal electronic devices to school for use in the classroom. An additional 20 schools will join the program in the fall and 20 more in the spring.

The committee will also get a recap of the second year of the Teacher Leader Corps program. Four teachers are being trained in each school to help improve the professional development of their colleagues.