Cary’s Heritage: Teachers of the Deaf

Cary, NC – Vivian Dalmas, Lewanna Stout, Rosemarie Verhoeven and Linda Weaver told us how, in 1967, they introduced the first program to teach deaf children 18 months and older into a public school. It was one of the very first in the U.S. Over time, the program extended into some middle and high schools throughout North Carolina. Read more

Cary Preschool Offers Scholarship

Cary, NC – For many parents in Cary, finding a quality daycare situation for their young children is a very important part of their life. In households with full-time working parents its not just a “want” it’s a need. Read more

Cary Library

Details on Cary Regional Library, Opening This October

Cary, NC – Downtown Cary’s new library, the Cary Regional Library, is set to open October 2019. Ahead of its opening, here are some details on what to expect and how this library will be distinct from the existing Cary Community Library.

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Wake County Schools

Education: New School Facilities, 2019-2020 School Year and More

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

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Education

Bill Fletcher: Graduation 2019, Questions for the Future and More

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

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Wake County Education

Bill Fletcher: School Budgets, Building Maintenance and More

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

Budget Dance Begins!

As we reviewed last month, your school board does not have taxing authority and must rely on state and county funding for the operating budget. The Superintendent’s budget request will be followed by the County Manager’s proposed budget. Meanwhile the Governor proposed his budget and the House released theirs. Read more

Wake County Schools

Cary Teacher Assistant Earns County-Wide Award

Cary, NC – Megan Langebeck, a teacher assistant at Cary’s Carpenter Elementary School, has been named Wake County’s teacher assistant of the year. Read more

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