• After decades in the political wilderness, school integration seems poised to make a serious comeback as an education reform strategy.

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  • The Economic Impact of WCPSS: Investment in our public school system returns billions to our local economy.

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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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"Every Child, Our Child"

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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?

School Board Elections 2016: There is finally a resolution on the 2016 school board elections! All 9 districts will be on the November ballot, using maps drawn by the 2011 school board. Visit our elections page for important information & details, including candidates & important dates!

Schools 2016-17 budget: On August 16th the school board approved their 2016-17 school budget with adjustments made to fill a $17.5M funding gap. State allotments for teacher pay were more than expected but other state allotments were too low such as instructional supplies, transportation funds and pay for support staff. Local funds from Wake commissioners were also lower than requested, contributing to the overall shortfall. It’s important to note that of the $1Billion total WCPSS budget, 94% of that goes directly to schools. Finding where to cut $17.5M is a real challenge. Please visit our budget page for more information.


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Upcoming Events

 Tuesday, September 6th, 3:30pm
Board of Education Work Session
Tuesday, September 6th, 5:30pm
Board of Education Regular Meeting
All WCPSS meetings are at Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Dr., Cary, unless otherwise noted.