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Making sense of teacher pay

by Bob Luebke Do other professions require their best employees to give up an accomplishment to get a raise?  Do other professions use raises to lure employees into giving up due process?  Those are two questions Wake County public school teacher Dyane Barnett asked in a recent...

How about a look at the good and bad of school choice now?

by Scott Mooneyham A decision by a Superior Court judge last week to block a new school voucher law was met with howls of disapproval from school choice advocates. One of the sponsors of the law, Wake County Republican state Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam, called it disappointing. A...

Good service is always appreciated

by Jean McCamy A lot of pithy sayings wander in on my e-mail.  Sometimes I nod, sometimes I chuckle, sometimes I forward and sometimes I snort and hustle them off to the trash bin. A recent favorite was a photograph of this sign: We offer three kinds of service: GOOD-CHEAP-FAST...

North Carolina politics and the Bard

by John Hood “I am hurt,” says the dying Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet after trying to stand up for his friend Romeo and getting stabbed for it. “A plague o’ both your houses!” In popular remembrance, we actually invest the Bard’s line with even more poetic force by...

School briefs. – Feb. 27, 2014

Send school information to schools@wakeweekly.com or by fax to 919-556-2233. No new makeup days scheduled for Wake County Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) has decided to use a combination of banked hours (instructional hours beyond the required 1,025) and change the March...
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Jammin hooves earn honors

The Wake County 4H Achievement Night took place Feb. 22 at the N.C. Farm Bureau building in Raleigh.  Three members of Jammin Hooves, a group participating in horse-related activities and fundraisers, received awards at the event. Pictured in front, from left, are Megan Matula,...

Apply for page program starting Monday

RALEIGH — The office of State Representative Bobbie Richardson is accepting page applications beginning Monday, March 3, on a first-come, first-served basis for the N.C. General Assembly’s 2014 short session in May. To be eligible, pages must be age 14-18 and currently in the...

Golden LEAF scholarship applications due Saturday

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Golden LEAF Foundation is offering scholarships to Franklin County students who plan on attending participating North Carolina public, private or community colleges, then returning to the rural, economically distressed county. Scholarship applicants must be...