• Why We Need a Moratorium on the High Stakes of Testing

    The president of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, called late last month for a moratorium on the high stakes attached to new Common Core-aligned standardized tests. (You can read about that here.) Here’s a piece in support of that call, written by Jeff Bryant, an Associate Fellow at the Campaign for America’s Future , who happens to reside in North Carolina...

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  • The State of the School to Prison Pipeline Report

    A new report by GSIW partner Advocates for Children’s Services (a project of Legal Aid of North Carolina) offers insights into student discipline practices and the “active school-to-prison pipeline” in Wake County’s public schools. “The State of the School-to-Prison Pipeline in...

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  • School Board in Action

    As the “watchdog” for our community, GSIW members are a presence at all board meetings. We post our meeting minutes to this site, along with speeches made during public comment. Join us at a meeting. Speak during public comment…make sure your voice is heard! Wake County…

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  • Raleigh Area Exceeds Expectations

    The idea of attending a nearby school is very appealing to many families. However, the high levels of economic segregation found in our residential housing patterns make a neighborhood school model the story of separate and unequal. In a new report from the Brookings...

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Who We Are

A project of WakeUP Wake County, Great Schools in Wake Coalition (GSIW) is a community coalition of organizations, business leaders, parents and citizen advocates who are working to ensure educational excellence in the Wake County Public School System.  GSIW’s mission is to provide accurate information to educate the public about policy initiatives that would impact the quality of education, foster well-informed discussions about critical education issues, and advocate for policies that improve public education in Wake County.

What’s New?

READ THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROPOSED 2015-16 BUDGET!
Click here to see a summary
Then make your plans to speak up at one of two public hearings on June 1st.
Invite your friends and neighbors to join you! Adequate funding is a must for our children.
 
MISSED THE FIRST JOINT SCHOOL BOARD/COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING?
Critical topics included: WCPSS Strategic Plan, Effects of Growth on School Site Selection/Construction, Financial Planning & Forecasting
Review the materials.
 
2015-2016 ASSIGNMENT PLAN APPROVED 
Learn more. Find out if your family is impacted by the plan.
 
COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION DASHBOARD NOW AVAILABLE
Learn about new construction, renovations, schedules and more. 
 
WCPSS FIVE-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN
Read more about the plan.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 – 5:30 PM
Board Meeting
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All meetings at Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Dr., Cary, unless otherwise noted.
 
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