• 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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"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 adopts 2017-18 budget:  The school board adopted their 2017-18 budget on May 2nd. County Commissioners have been asked for an increase of $45.2 million. Read more about the proposal on our budget page

HB13 Update:   The NC Senate approved an amended version of HB13 in late April. However, they did not include funding for specials teachers in their biennial budget. Expect to see the same fight to save these positions next year!

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

 Tuesday, May 30th
Board of Education Work Session 3:30pm-5:30pm
Board of Education Regular Meeting 5:30pm
Monday, June 5th
County Commissioners Public Hearing on Budget
Commons Building, 4011 Carya Dr., Raleigh
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.