• 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?

Budget News: Wake commissioners are considering a budget that falls short of the 2018-19 school system request. Public hearings are coming SOON on May 21st. Get the details on our updated budget page.

2018 Elections: Commissioner & school board candidates will run for election in November 2018. All seven commissioner seats & all nine school board seats will be on the ballot. Get details on our updated elections page.

 Superintendent Search Continues:  The school board announced there are 20 applicants for the job of leading WCPSS, the largest school district in NC. We expect a new superintendent to be named in May.

Wake is Number One Again! Wake County tops the nation in the number of Nationally Board Certified Teachers for the 12th 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.