Wake County Public School System

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It's a pretty weird time to be a student in North Carolina, wouldn't you say?

Taking online classes. Maintaining friendships at a distance. Having tough conversations about race, police brutality and politics. A lot is being asked of you right now. But is anyone listening to what young folks have to say about our "new normal?"

Wake County Public Schools

Some special education students in Wake County are still waiting for a ride to school due to a shortage of drivers.

The entrance to the Wake County Public Schools administration office.
Brian Batista / For WUNC

Public school enrollment in Wake County grew by just 42 students this year. That's nearly 2,000 students less than county officials had projected. The decline in growth is in line with trends seen across the state and country.

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Every year thousands of low-income students in North Carolina who achieve “superior” scores on end-of-grade tests are excluded from advanced programs, according to a recent report. The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer reported that high-achieving, low-income students are left out of advanced classes at a higher rate than their wealthier classmates with the same test scores.