Federal complaint claims unfair policing policies in Wake County schools – News & Observer

Raleigh, N.C. — A complaint filed Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Justice claims school policing policies and practices in the Wake County Public School System "unnecessarily and unlawfully punish and criminalize minor misbehaviors and disproportionately harm African-American students and students with disabilities." Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Advocate for Children Services and more than…Read more Federal complaint claims unfair policing policies in Wake County schools – News & Observer

AME Zion Church to Hold Solemn Assembly & Prayer Vigil in support of NAACP’s Position on Wake County Schools

Immediate Release 7 July 2010 Contact:     Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, Pres., 919-394-8137                   Mrs. Amina J. Turner, Exec Dir, 919-682-4700                   Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, Religious Affairs Chair, 704-267-9017                   Rev. Anthony J. Davis, AME Zion Church, 919-225-1660 MEDIA ADVISORY WHO:              AME ZION CHURCH BISHOP RICHARD K. THOMPSON, PRESIDING PRELATE FOR THE…Read more AME Zion Church to Hold Solemn Assembly & Prayer Vigil in support of NAACP’s Position on Wake County Schools

Are You Interested In the Wake County Schools Debate? Meeting Tonight

FYI for those interested in the Wake County Schools debate. ********** There is quite a stir with the newly elected Board of Education and potential changes.  The YWCA is partnering with a new Board member, Keith Sutton and former Board members Beverley Clarke and Carol Parker for an educational forum and listening tour on Wednesday,…Read more Are You Interested In the Wake County Schools Debate? Meeting Tonight

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

Open Letter to Superintendent Anthony Tata Wake County Superintendent of Schools

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    February 23, 2012   For more information:           Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-394-8137                                             Atty. Jennifer W. Marsh, Acting Director, 919-682-4700   OPEN LETTER TO SUPERINTENDENT ANTHONY TATA   Dear Superintendent Tata:   You recently charged that two Wake School Board members had done something "unethical" through…Read more Open Letter to Superintendent Anthony Tata Wake County Superintendent of 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

Tarboro NC – Breaking News: Adelphos John (Del) Burns former Wake County Superintendent Was Appointed Consultant and Interim Superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools Beginning October 1, 2011

Click on picture to view video (3 mins. 28 secs. total) Correction: Please note that there was an error in the press release regarding the naming of our interim superintendent. It was announced at the board meeting held tonight (Wednesday) Aug. 24, in the release I said it was announced Monday, Aug. 24. I apologize…Read more Tarboro NC – Breaking News: Adelphos John (Del) Burns former Wake County Superintendent Was Appointed Consultant and Interim Superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools Beginning October 1, 2011

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

Wake County – Neighborhood Schools Now But What About Long Term

I was talking to someone today and they were saying that the neighborhood schools thingy sounds good in the now but what about in the long term? They went on to say that it will be great now because the resources will be at the school but what will happen when the resources begin to…Read more Wake County – Neighborhood Schools Now But What About Long Term