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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?

8 schools could get calendar changes:  WCPSS is considering changing the calendars for 7 single track YR schools and 1 modified calendar school in 2018-19. An online survey has been set up to receive feedback before a decision is made. See the schools & take the survey here. 

Kindergarten registration going on now:  Get all the details on how to register your child for kindergarten here

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, March 7th
Board of Education Work Session 3:30pm-5:30pm
Board of Education Regular Meeting 5:30pm
 
  
Board Advisory Councils (BACs) BAC meetings are open to the public. Look here for a BAC meeting in your area. 
 
Kindergarten registration going on now. Get all the information for rising kindergarteners & their families here. If you are interested in applying to a magnet school, you must still register your child at their base school first. Details here.
  
 All WCPSS meetings are at Crossroads I, 5625 Dillard Dr., Cary, unless otherwise noted.