Wake County Schools http://wunc.org en Wake Schools Want To Monitor Police-Student Interactions http://wunc.org/post/wake-schools-want-monitor-police-student-interactions <p></p><p>The Wake County Public School System has proposed a new agreement with local law enforcement regarding the use of police inside the schools.</p><p>School Resource Officers are local law enforcement patrolling the county's 26 high schools and 33 middle schools, one to each school.</p><p>The school board discussed publicly for the first time Tuesday night a new "Memorandum of Understanding" -- or MOU -- that would require specialized training for officers who will work with public school children. The agreement also requires more rigorous reporting of SOR-student interactions.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:50:58 +0000 WUNC News 36661 at http://wunc.org Wake Schools Want To Monitor Police-Student Interactions 'Alarming' Number Of Teachers Resigning In Wake County http://wunc.org/post/alarming-number-teachers-resigning-wake-county <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>An alarming number of Wake County teachers have resigned midway through this school year, &nbsp;according to school officials. More than 600 teachers have left their jobs since July 2013, an increase of 41 percent from last year. Many critics say the current legislative policies and flat pay scale are discouraging teachers from staying the classroom. Listen to the full report below:&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:35:07 +0000 Reema Khrais 34007 at http://wunc.org 'Alarming' Number Of Teachers Resigning In Wake County Will There Be More Pre-K Slots In Wake County Soon? http://wunc.org/post/will-there-be-more-pre-k-slots-wake-county-soon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wake County school officials say they hope to expand pre-kindergarten services by adding more than 200 slots for next school year.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Superintendent Jim Merrill is asking the Board of Commissioners for $39 million in local funding, with about $1.5 million directed toward hiring more teachers, assistant teachers and special education experts.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:04:06 +0000 Reema Khrais 33417 at http://wunc.org Will There Be More Pre-K Slots In Wake County Soon? Wake County Schools Accused Of ‘Racist,’ ‘Unfair’ Policing Practices in Complaint http://wunc.org/post/wake-county-schools-accused-racist-unfair-policing-practices-complaint <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of parents, students and civil rights </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">organizations filed a federal lawsuit against the Wake County School system and local police departments, alleging that the school system’s policing practices “violate the constitutional rights of students.”</span></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 03:57:42 +0000 Reema Khrais 29412 at http://wunc.org Wake County Schools Accused Of ‘Racist,’ ‘Unfair’ Policing Practices in Complaint How Rebuilding The Raleigh Beltline Could Change Start Times At Wake County Schools http://wunc.org/post/how-rebuilding-raleigh-beltline-could-change-start-times-wake-county-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The reconstruction of the Raleigh </span>Beltline<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is likely to have a huge impact on the Wake County School system. &nbsp;About 20 percent of schools may be forced to change their start times and bus routes next year.</span></p><p>Though construction is not expected to reach its peak until late 2014, Wake County school administrators and board members are already considering what changes they may need to make.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Reema Khrais 27894 at http://wunc.org How Rebuilding The Raleigh Beltline Could Change Start Times At Wake County Schools Wake Commissioners, Board Of Education Wrestle Over School Construction http://wunc.org/post/wake-commissioners-board-education-wrestle-over-school-construction <p>The chair of the Wake County school board says the board will consider county commissioners' request for more authority over school construction.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:37:51 +0000 Reema Khrais 26151 at http://wunc.org Wake Commissioners, Board Of Education Wrestle Over School Construction Vote Likely To Be Close On Wake School Bond http://wunc.org/post/vote-likely-be-close-wake-school-bond <p>The Marching Trojans from Garner Magnet High School aren’t marching this morning – they are sitting, and practicing, in the band room. Their bags and instrument cases are stacked in every corner of the tiny space, on pockmarked floors and against cracked walls.</p><p>After band class, many will make their way across a grass-less, uncovered field to the temporary, modular cafeteria. Or as they call it here, the “Trailer-teria.”</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:47:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 23049 at http://wunc.org Vote Likely To Be Close On Wake School Bond Wake Stem HS Opens New Building http://wunc.org/post/wake-stem-hs-opens-new-building <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A unique high school with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math will officially open its new building today. The </span><a href="http://stemec.wcpss.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wake N.C. State STEM Early College High School</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is designed to serve students who would be the first in their families to go to college.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 22790 at http://wunc.org Wake Stem HS Opens New Building John Tedesco Departs Wake School Board http://wunc.org/post/john-tedesco-departs-wake-school-board <p>The past few years on the <a href="http://www.wcpss.net/about-us/our-leadership/board-of-education/bios.html">Wake County School Board</a> have been marked by controversy. Republicans came into power in 2009 and board member John Tedesco led the charge to eliminate the school assignment program, sparking outrage and national attention.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:47:06 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 21845 at http://wunc.org John Tedesco Departs Wake School Board Wake County Beefs Up Bus Routes http://wunc.org/post/wake-county-beefs-bus-routes <p>Most traditional-calendar public schools open their doors to students starting this morning. In Wake County, all will be on its extensive transportation system.</p><p>Last year was, by most anyone’s standards, a disaster for the bus system in Wake County. Hundreds of students were late for school, stranded at the wrong bus stop, or simply not picked up. It came about because buses were removed from routes to save money when implementing a choice-based student assignment plan.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:14:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 21304 at http://wunc.org Wake County Beefs Up Bus Routes