• 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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  • 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

Great Schools in Wake Coalition (GSIW) is a project of Public Schools First NC. 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.

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What’s New?

Class Size Mandate Impact:   The state budget did not include any funding for specials teachers in spite of lawmakers’ promises to fund. WCPSS has released details on how schools will be impacted and the news is not good. Details here.

 School Board faces 2017-18 budget shortfall:  The school board adopted their 2017-18 budget on May 2nd. County Commissioners were asked for an increase of $45.2 million. Commissioners gave the school system $21M additional funds, less than half the requested amount. Read more about the budget on our budget page

Wake is Number One Again! Wake County tops the nation in the number of Nationally Board Certified Teachers for the 11th year in a row! Read about this remarkable accomplishment 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

 Tuesdays, every other week
Board of Education Work Sessions, 3:30pm
Board of Education Regular Meetings 5:30pm 
Check the school board calendar here as work session times may change. 
 
Board Advisory Councils (BACs) BAC meetings are open to the public. Look here for a BAC meeting in your area. 
 
 All WCPSS meetings are at Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Dr., Cary, unless otherwise noted.