NC NAACP and Partners Urge DOJ to Dismantle School to Prison Pipeline in Wake County Public Schools

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2014   For More Information:  Atty. Jamie Cole, Public Policy Coordinator, 919-682-4700   For Media Assistance:  Laurel Ashton, Field Secretary, 828-713-3864                         NORTH CAROLINA NAACP STATE CONFERENCE, LOCAL BRANCHES JOIN COALITION OF COMMUNITY, LEGAL, AND NATIONAL GROUPS URGING DOJ TO DISMANTLE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE FUELED BY WAKE COUNTY…Read more NC NAACP and Partners Urge DOJ to Dismantle School to Prison Pipeline in Wake County Public Schools

Wake County Public Schools: Changes could delay student plan – News & Observer

Wake County schools Superintendent Tony Tata warned Friday that last-minute changes to the student assignment plan could delay implementation and affect families who’ve already made their school plans for this fall. Members of the new Democratic majority on the school board raised concerns with the assignment plan this week, asking staff to study the effect…Read more Wake County Public Schools: Changes could delay student plan – News & Observer

Wake County Public Schools – District 3 runoff results generate local, national media hits

District 3 runoff results generate local, national media hits The outcome of Tuesday’s runoff election between Kevin Hill and Heather Losurdo is making news locally and nationally. Here’s a list of stories and point-of-view pieces thus far:   Dems regain control of school board (Raleigh Public Record) Hill beats Losurdo in Wake schools race (The…Read more Wake County Public Schools – District 3 runoff results generate local, national media hits

Wake County Public Schools System Update

Hi! Here is the weekend BOE news. Hilburn survey now available WCPSS has created an online survey to solicit parents’ thoughts about the K-8 proposal for Hilburn Elementary School. It will be available for two weeks; however, the BOE will be voting on whether to proceed with the converting the school to a K-8 model…Read more Wake County Public Schools System Update

Redistricting Maps by GSIW and LWV Wake County Public Schools

Dear Chairman Margiotta and Board of Education Members: As you know, we made a public information request on Monday for the details, including all data sets used to create your Draft Plan for Redistricting. Many of the details needed to understand the new plan and provide meaningful feedback are missing in the document presented by…Read more Redistricting Maps by GSIW and LWV Wake County Public Schools

Wake County Public Schools Has Issues But So Does Edgecombe County Public Schools

So who are addressing the issues in Edgecombe County? All of these black leaders in Edgecombe County so where were they last night during the Edgecombe County Public Schools Board meeting? Oh it was not a banquet, maybe if they were asked to dress up and food would be served they would be there. The…Read more Wake County Public Schools Has Issues But So Does Edgecombe County Public Schools

[parentsfordiversity] Wake County Public Schools Updates

Greetings! Here is the weekend BOE news. Exam rules under review "Wake County high school seniors may no longer have to drag themselves to school when they have the flu or some other ailment in order to retain their exemptions from some final exams," according to the N&O. NAACP contesting school lunch data The NC…Read more [parentsfordiversity] Wake County Public Schools Updates

The Word–Disintegration The Colbert Report On Wake County Public Schools Comedy Central

Last night Comedian Stephen Colbert did a thing on Wake County Public Schools on Comedy Central talking about disintegration. Watch 4:53 video. See related: Wake County Public Schools

Wake County Public Schools As The Dr. King Celebration Beat Goes On

So what is the topic of the Dr. King Celebration in Wake County? I hope it is black folks have awaken and realize that there butts ought to have been more concerned about the Wake County  Public School system and that they will run for a seat on the school board so they can fight…Read more Wake County Public Schools As The Dr. King Celebration Beat Goes On

Wake County Public Schools BOE News

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…Read more Wake County Public Schools BOE News

(Wake County Public Schools) Tata tells blacks he endorses diversity, to a point–Source: News & Observer

The next Wake schools superintendent repeatedly told leaders of the African-American community something they wanted to hear Saturday: that he values diversity. Anthony J. Tata declined, though, to say that he would ensure that Wake’s schools have diverse student bodies, nor did he dispel suspicions among some that he been handpicked by the school board’s…Read more (Wake County Public Schools) Tata tells blacks he endorses diversity, to a point–Source: News & Observer

Wake County Public Schools BOE News

Hello! Here is the weekend’s BOE news.   Federal investigators grilling WCPSS Why did the current BOE drop the diversity policy? That’s one of the questions being asked by federal civil rights investigators, according to the N&O. More than $70 million in federal aid could be at risk, pending the investigation’s outcome.   Diverse schools,…Read more Wake County Public Schools BOE News