Wake County Board of Education

School Funding and Calendar Flexibility Top Subjects at Education Panel

Cary, NC – The school year is coming to an end but discussions about school policy are ongoing, and experts and elected officials talked about hot topics in education at a recent Cary Chamber of Commerce panel.

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Cary Business

New Community Class Teaches Business Skills, Partners with Mentors

Cary, NC – LaunchCARY, a new program for developing entrepreneurs and small business owners in the community, graduated its first class this month, all in a partnership with Dorcas Ministries, Wake Technical Community College and Cary’s Rotary Clubs. Read more

Wake County Public School System

Bill Fletcher: Superintendent Budget Request, School Funding and More

Wake County, NC – Thoughts for April 2019 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

How North Carolina Funds Schools

The State Constitution expects the legislature to fund all school operations and the county to fund facilities.

School boards do not have taxing authority and thus are dependent on state and county funding decisions to run an effective and challenging academic program. Read more

Cary High School

Cary Students Win State-Wide Culinary Competition

Cary, NC – Cary High School has an extensive culinary education program, both for cooking and for restaurant management. This year, five students at Cary High School won first place in a statewide culinary competition and now move on to compete nationwide later this year. Read more

Cary Schools

Cary’s Role in Desegregating North Carolina Schools

Cary, NC – The Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling came down in 1954 but it still took many more years for schools across North Carolina to integrate. As part of a presentation on the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, visitors got to learn about Cary’s crucial role in desegregating schools in the state and bringing students of all races together. Read more

Education: Bill Fletcher February 2019 Newsletter

Wake County, NC – Thoughts for January 2019 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

Bill’s Legislative Goals for 2019

Let’s take a fresh approach in the Legislature this year. Let’s agree on some simple principles and then set about enacting laws and budgets in support of those principles! Are you ready?

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Cary Ballet

Cary Ballet Student First in Area to Compete in Top International Competition

Cary, NC – The Prix de Lausanne is considered one of the top, if not the top, competitions for ballet students worldwide. This year, a student at Cary’s International Ballet Academy is not only the first Triangle student to compete there but he is one of only three boys in the United States to go. Read more

Concert Singers of Cary

New Cary Concert Series Educates While Performing

Cary, NC – While classical music has stood the test of time and can be enjoyed by anyone, fewer audience members recognize the nuances and composition of the music. In a new performance by the Concert Singers of Cary, the music will be explained while giving audiences live musical examples. Read more

Wake County Board of Education

Education: Bill Fletcher January 2019 Newsletter

Wake County, NC – Thoughts for January 2019 from Bill Fletcher, Member of the Wake County Board of Education.

You Voted YES to pay LESS!

That is the choice voters made by passing the Wake School Bond issue. Voters authorized the use of General Obligation bonds for school construction which is the most cost-effective way to borrow money for construction. Voter approval will save all Wake taxpayers significant interest on capital debt.

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Applause! Cary Youth Theatre

Applause! Cary Youth Theatre Celebrates 20th Season

Cary, NC – Since the 1990s, Applause! Cary Youth Theater has been the gateway into theater for hundreds of local students. Now in its 20th season, the program is reflecting on its past while also bringing in alumni to participate in productions from Applause’s history. Read more