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Click on the dates below to view any edition of the newsletter since Nov. 7, 2008. A link to the current edition can always be found on the home page.

November 19, 2010:

  • Layoffs, deep program cuts seem certain
  • Wake at or near top of most school measures
  • Full board to debate student assignment
  • Noteworthy

November 11, 2010:

  • Consensus? Maybe next week
  • Algebra enrollments increase for minority students
  • Poverty counts increase in select schools
  • First in flight; last in school funding?
  • Noteworthy

October 21, 2010:

  • Searching for consensus
  • Wake to reinvent schools with federal grant
  • Superintendent search moving toward finalists
  • Noteworthy

October 7, 2010:

  • Assignment plan hits a roadblock
  • Algebra enrollments show sharp increase
  • District fails to win large magnet grant
  • Noteworthy

September 23, 2010:

  • 33 new schools, no more room
  • Timetable tightened for new assignment plan
  • Accreditation team, school board at odds
  • Noteworthy

September 9, 2010:

  • "Horrible" budget year awaits schools
  • Student assignment plan moves forward
  • Rules change on long-term suspensions
  • Noteworthy

August 13, 2010:

  • Whose community comes first?
  • Six more arrested in school board protest
  • Principals to get latitude in long-term suspensions
  • Noteworthy

August 5, 2010:

  • Wake test scores improve on state exams
  • Sample assignment maps released
  • "Controlled choice" plan gets attention
  • Noteworthy

July 22, 2010:

  • Turmoil tops board agenda again
  • Test scores increase; achievement gap narrows
  • Capacity problems looming
  • Board changes meeting structure
  • Noteworthy

June 17, 2010:

  • Timetable for new assignment plan released
  • More protests promised over assignment plan
  • School board members sharpen differences
  • Noteworthy

June 3, 2010:

  • NC adopts national core standards
  • Year-round magnet schools suggested
  • Budget details begin to take shape
  • Diversity struck from final assignment policy
  • Noteworthy

May 20, 2010:

  • Assignment policy sets stage for long debate
  • Legal fees for Wake schools considered low
  • Professional learning on the fly
  • Noteworthy

May 6, 2010:

  • Diversity makes its formal exit
  • Next round of budget cuts looming
  • Judge shines light on poorly run schools
  • Noteworthy

April 22, 2010:

  • Special meeting called to discuss assignment zones
  • Dozens loses jobs in first big round of budget cuts
  • City, county issue warnings over school diversity
  • What is a public education?
  • Noteworthy

April 8, 2010:

  • Wanted: More time and a little trust
  • Between a bus and a hard place
  • Flurry of assignment changes top 1,000
  • Noteworthy

March 25, 2010:

  • Proximity trumps balance in new plan
  • Magnet criteria set for change
  • Noteworthy

March 18, 2010:

  • Student assignment issues simmer
  • Wake students post positive marks
  • "Common core" of standards released
  • Noteworthy

March 4, 2010:

  • Board backs community assignment zones
  • Layoffs needed to balance budget
  • Four schools to change calendar
  • Noteworthy

February 17, 2010:

  • Wake schools superintendent resigns
  • School board rejects high school site
  • Kentucky adopts common standards
  • Wake principal wins regional honors
  • Noteworthy

February 4, 2010:

  • Parents to board: "Don't mess with our schedules"
  • Layoffs coming to balance school budget
  • Stability meets parental choice
  • Support growing for common academic standards
  • Noteworthy

January 21, 2010:

  • Board tweaks rules on school calendars
  • Choices cloud reassignment predictions
  • Outside attorney to offer review and advice
  • Review finds no benefit in switching HS site
  • Noteworthy

January 7, 2010:

  • Board forges ahead with changes
  • Decision on legal contract delayed
  • Achievement gap, assignment practices to get special attention
  • Noteworthy

December 17, 2009:

  • New realities settle in for school board
  • New assignment plan informally discussed
  • Letter sent to magnet school parents
  • Noteworthy

December 3, 2009:

  • School board charts new course
  • Noteworthy

November 19, 2009:

  • Superintendent calls for $20 million in cuts
  • Learning the hard way
  • Recession creates some wiggle room
  • Noteworthy

November 5, 2009:

  • The realities of change
  • State releases school report cards
  • Magnet school advocate calls for controlled choice
  • Noteworthy

October 22, 2009:

  • New board members field questions about change
  • Wake schools to make wider use of SAS software
  • NC math scores remain above U.S. average
  • Common standards getting more attention
  • Noteworthy

October 8, 2009:

  • Small turnout brings big changes
  • SAS report takes issue with Wake schools
  • Tapping into a different approach
  • Noteworthy

October 1, 2009:

  • What was that number again?
  • Wake enrollment up; Charlotte's down slightly
  • Noteworthy

September 17, 2009:

  • Facts, figures and school board politics
  • Charlotte looks back on its changes
  • Students post gains on AP exams
  • Noteworthy

September 3, 2009:

  • 2008-2009 test results: The big picture
  • Election day is closing in
  • Noteworthy

August 20, 2009:

  • Wake schools draw the line over budget cuts
  • Looking beyond our borders
  • Just what are they doing on Wednesdays?
  • Noteworthy

August 7, 2009:

  • Test scores up, but graduation rate flat
  • School board candidates drop out of two key districts
  • Reassignments delayed, some crowding likely
  • Noteworthy

July 23, 2009:

  • Test scores increase for Wake County public schools
  • Summer school lessons focus on politics
  • Noteworthy

June 18, 2009:

  • Partnership urges world-class school standards
  • School board names new chair
  • Most students attend nearby schools
  • Dudley Flood wins prestigious state award
  • Noteworthy

June 4, 2009:

  • State's budget problems spill into classroom
  • TIF for TAP?
  • Charlotte teachers shun mostly black schools
  • Noteworthy

May 21, 2009:

  • Wake County tops urban school systems
  • Deeper cuts possible
  • One school system: two different views
  • Noteworthy

May 7 , 2009:

  • Assignments withou consent
  • A budget cutter's request: "More, please."
  • Curriculum, standards getting far more attention
  • Noteworthy

April 23, 2009:

  • Public education loses a friend
  • Glimmers of hope can't be budgeted
  • Stimulus money to be tightly targeted
  • Noteworthy

April 2, 2009:

  • Going that extra mile -- or not
  • An outsider's view of Wake schools
  • "Austere" budget moves on to county
  • Noteworthy

March 19, 2009:

  • Putting a face on budget cuts
  • Perdue vows to protect education
  • Noteworthy

March 5, 2009:

  • A pocket guide to budget cuts
  • The long view
  • Noteworthy

Feb. 19, 2009:

  • Budget Struggles
  • School finance report
  • Governance report
  • Noteworthy

Feb. 6, 2009:

  • Reassignments complete
  • Budget targets keep shifting
  • Gov. Perdue shakes up NC's school leadership
  • Noteworthy

Jan. 23, 2009:

  • Reassignment plan almost finished
  • Stimulus amount hard to figure
  • Noteworthy

Jan. 8, 2009:

  • Mid-term report: No excuses
  • Push for common standards
  • Equity vs. Equality
  • Noteworthy

Dec. 18, 2008:

  • Reassignment plan heads to school board
  • Upon further review...
  • International comparisons
  • Noteworthy

Dec. 4, 2008:

  • School cuts: Round 1
  • Reassignment plan hits a snag
  • 'The most ghetto school'
  • Noteworthy

Nov. 20, 2008:

  • Cuts coming for Wake schools
  • Graduation goal: 100%
  • Assignment plan takes different tack
  • Noteworthy

November 7, 2008:

  • Welcome
  • Testing
  • Commissioner's race changes county board
  • National report takes NC to task on dropouts

 

Wake Education Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit created in 1983 to support public schools, in part by educating the community on current school issues. Most of its financial support comes from local business. Please contact Tim Simmons, VP of Communications, at tsimmons@wakeedpartnership.org with comments or questions.