New report looks at Wake's academic achievement - Wake County -

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New report looks at Wake's academic achievement - Wake County -

WCPSS Blue Plan Test Run

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Please show that Knightdale's parents continue to be engaged in their students' education by clicking on link below and taking 3 - 5 minutes to complete the Blue Plan Test Run. (If you don't have student ID#'s handy just put a number 1 as WCPSS Student #.)

Superintendent Tata was impressed with your turnout at the K100 Forum in May. You are swaying opinions through your involvement. Mr. Tata is continuing to evaluate options and resources for improved student achievement in Knightdale. Response to the assignment plan is viewed as a level of community engagement. The plans don't appear to represent significant changes since we are essentially a community of Neighborhood Schools with minimal bussing, yet your feedback announces we are interested in the future of our schools and seeking resources/programs to creates High Achieving schools in Knightdale.

Thank you for your time and for supporting Knightdale schools!

Malone, Sutton now share Knightdale, town interests

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

BY PAUL A. SPECHT, staff writer -

KNIGHTDALE - Once represented by a single vote on the Wake County school board, Knightdale is now divided.

But the town's unified voice hasn't been lost, school board members say.
The Wake County school board in May approved a redrawing of its nine voting districts, splitting Knightdale into three districts instead of one.
Many Knightdale parents, particularly those involved with the educational advocacy group Knightdale 100, feared their influence would diminish - especially since their new reps are political foes.
But board members Chris Malone and Keith Sutton say their political differences won't interfere with serving their new cast of constituents and focusing on student achievement.
"We're different minds on a lot of things, but we're both dedicated on achievement," Chris Malone, a Republican, said of Knightdale's newest representative, Democrat Keith Sutton.
The vote divides Knightdale mainly into District 1, which includes parts of eastern Wake County and Wake Forest and District 4, which largely consists of southeast Raleigh. Also, a sliver of Knightdale now belongs in District 2, which includes Garner and Fuquay-Varina.
Sutton said his relationship with Malone has never been adversarial.
"I think the goals we have (for Knightdale schools) are the same. Our differences are in how we think we need to reach them," Sutton said of Malone. "I don't think (the new district lines) will hurt the town."

Report: STEM skills vital to North Carolina's workforce :: STEM Education at WRAL Tech Wire

Monday, June 6, 2011

Report: STEM skills vital to North Carolina's workforce :: STEM Education at WRAL Tech Wire