• 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?

Elections 2016:  Legislative changes imposed on Wake meant school board elections this year instead of off-year. Visit our elections page for details & Wake election results.

2017-18 Assignment Plan: Very small areas of the county are impacted and largely the result of opening 3 new schools. Troubling, however, is that this plan does little to nothing to help balance school populations based on socioeconomic status. Read more about the plan here

 Did you know WCPSS has a strategic plan with the goal of a 95% graduation rate by 2020? View the WCPSS FIVE-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN here.

Upcoming Events

 Tuesday, December 20th
Board of Education Work Session 3:30-5:30pm
Regular Meeting 5:30pm
 
 
Board Advisory Councils (BACs) BAC meetings are open to the public. Look here for a BAC meeting in your area. 
 
Now through December 16th: Application period for Early College High Schools, Crossroads Flex, Leadership Academies and CTE High Schools (Magnet Application Period coming in January 2017)
For details on how to apply to one of the WCPSS choice schools, click here
  
 All WCPSS meetings are at Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Dr., Cary, unless otherwise noted.