Hello! Here is the weekend BOE news.
Point, counterpoint on charter schools
As noted in this story, Charter Schools: What would Dr. King say?, "Whether located in the poorest, brownest neighborhoods of theTwin Cities or in the leafiest, whitest suburbs of North Carolina , charter schools often engage in a form of intensely segregated schooling that either contains or isolates minorities in urban centers, while offering middle-class parents escape routes from traditional schools that are increasingly tainted by the burgeoning poor, which now comprise 20 percent of American children." The article is an interesting counterpoint to the N&O front page story in Sunday’s paper.
Plethora of media coverage
WCPSS has received a lot of media coverage nationwide, following the story (and letter from Arne Duncan) that appeared in the Washington Post this week. Here are some links, fyi:
US schools chief criticizes Wake school board (WRAL)
US schools chief criticizes school board over busing (Atlanta Journal)
Separate and unequal 2.0 (MSNBC)
Take a look at your future: Bad move in Wake County, N.C. (Anniston Star)
Arne Duncan strikes out (National Review)
Republican school board in NC throws out integration policy (Talking Points Memo)
US education chief chides county board over busing (San Francisco Chronicle)
Tea Party-backed school board dismantles integration efforts (Boston Globe)
Longer school day proposed in Charlotte
According to this story from the Charlotte Observer, the CMS system has proposed a new bell schedule that may save on transportation costs by aligning bus routes between middle and elementary schools.
Burke County loses accreditation
AdvancED has pulled its accreditation from Burke County schools, according to WRAL. To read AdvancED’s letter to Burke County and some excellent background information about SACS and accreditation, visit this link.
Tues 1/18, 3-5:15PM, BOE Work Session, 3600 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh
Tues 1/18, 5:30PM, Recognition BOE Meeting
Wed 1/19, 6PM, Public Hearing, Southeast Raleigh High School, 2600 Rock Quarry Rd, Raleigh
Thurs 1/19, 9-11AM, Facilities Commi ttee, 3600 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh
Thurs 1/19, 6PM, Public Hearing, Garner High School. 2101 Spring Drive, Garner
Mon 1/24, 6PM, Public Hearing, Cary High School, 638 Walnut St, Cary
Mon 1/24 CA NCELLED 6-7:30 District 7 (Prickett) BAC, York Elem, 5201 Brookhaven Drive, Raleigh
Mon 1/24, No Longer Waiting for Superman, N Raleigh Hilton, 3415 Wake Forest Rd, speaker Howard Fuller. Register at 1-888-977-3362 or at http://www.pefnc.org/events/town-hall-forum —
Tues 1/25, 9AM-5PM, BOE Work Session, 3600 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh
Tues 1/25, 5:30-7PM, District 3 (Hill) BAC, Wakefield HS, 2200 Wakefield Pines Dr, Raleigh Thurs Thurs 1/27,9AM-5PM, BOE Work Session, 3600 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh
In the News
Apex greets new superintendent
Tata meets with Raleigh business leaders
AdvancED CEO says Wake schools review is fair
In good standing?
Virtual schools, real results
Schools we deserve
Away from the brink
Schools chief on reconnaissance
Character in practice
Parents in the schools
Sports fees, too
Why Wake county board should continue accreditation with AdvancED
Thanks for staying engaged with WCPSS.