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This Week in History — week of July 11, 2013

In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1835 •The following passage was written by a Wake Forest College student on the 60th Independence Day celebration, July 4, 1835: “With gallantry worthy of the most refined days of...

Common Core State Standards fail to impress

In 2010, the North Carolina State Board of Education unanimously adopted the federal Common Core State Standards in math and English. Common Core is designed, at least in theory, to better prepare students to compete on an international level as well as be ready for college and...
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Community love for country shows

To the editor: My husband and I attended the 40th celebration of the Wake Forest Fourth of July. It is amazing to us that volunteers have continued to keep this celebration going all these years and that many have worked on it since it’s beginning. Thank you to anyone who...
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Thanks from Friends

To the Editor: Thank you to The Wake Forest Weekly for its continued support of The Friends of the Wake Forest Library. The paper is such a valuable asset to our whole community. Thank you to Wake County for always taking such good care of the many facilities in your charge. To...