Wake Education Partnership plays a critical role in helping business leaders, elected officials and educators work toward the common goal of increasing student performance measured against world-class standards. We exist because our community and its school leaders understand that quality matters. To help ensure that quality, the Partnership is focused on three guiding principles. They are:
- Promote Best Practices: The Partnership promotes efforts that ensure all students meet or exceed academic standards required by the global business community. We perform comprehensive research to identify best practice and instructional innovation that have enabled students to excel academically and we share this information throughout the community as a blueprint for success.
- Connect Resources: The Partnership connects individuals and organizations that deliver funding and resources to support a world-class school system. We encourage our partners to work in ways that are complementary rather than competitive. When we learn of gaps in required resources, we work with our partners to create effective solutions.
- Engage Leaders: The Partnership engages business leaders, elected officials, educators and other non-profits who serve as "change agents" to improve our public schools and deliver a world-class education for all Wake County students.
Our focus on these three guiding principles can be seen in the following ways:
- Advocacy and research for systemic advancement toward world-class schools.
- Teacher Leadership Grants that provide more teachers access to innovative collaboration on best practices for improved student achievement.
- In Context publications that provide balanced news summaries and analyses of current public education topics affecting our community.
- School visits, as part of our Excellence in Action program, that provide business leaders and policy makers an opportunity to see best practices at work in Wake County classrooms.
- Regular meetings of our Public Education Advisory Council where previous recipients of the Principal, Assistant Principal and Teacher of the Year awards provide insight and real-time perspective on the Partnership's work.
- Presentation of the annual Pieces of Gold and Gifts of Gold talent and art shows. The Partnership proudly presents these programs in conjunction with the Wake County school system and Raleigh Arts Commission as a way to underscore the importance of the arts in a well-developed curriculum.
- Our work for the strongest and most effective public school system to enhance the economic development and success of the Wake County community.
We encourage you to explore the various pages of this web site to learn more about the public schools of Wake County and this organization. Please don't hesitate to contact any staff member with questions.