Education and Raleigh Real Estate

HTR knows how important education is.

This area offers many educational opportunities, including an excellent public school system, top notch private and independent schools, colleges and universities and a community college system. North Carolina leads the nation in the number of national board certified teachers and is home to the nation's first public university.

After primary and secondary education, there are many options for advancement and training. This area is located only minutes to three major universities, UNC-Chapel Hill, NCSU, and Duke University. There are 36 private colleges in addition to the 16 campus UNC system. North Carolina also has the largest community college system in the country, with 58 schools.

Below are links to websites that may help making the decision to buy Raleigh Real Estate easier for you. Please contact us if you need more information.

North Carolina State Board of Education          The State Board of Education is charged with supervising and administering "the free public school system and the educational funds provided for its support."
The ABCs of Public Education          Mission: North Carolina's public schools will create a system that will be customer driven with local flexibility to achieve mastery of core skills with high levels of accountability in areas of student achievement.
North Carolina School Report Cards This report card includes important information about student performance, class size, school safety and teacher quality in your child's school. The goal is to provide you with a Report Card that keeps you well informed, empowered and involved in your child's school. Becoming involved in your child's school is one way to guarantee success in the classroom. Working together, we can create superior schools for all children.
NC Division of Child Development     Search daycare providers in the state.
North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education Search private schools in the state.

Memo to: Greater Raleigh Chamber Membership

From: James A. Beck, Chair

RE: Wake County Student Assignment

After eight months of work, conducting a simulation in which 21,000 residents participated, collecting more than 4,000 public comments, and holding numerous public engagement sessions throughout the county, a new choice-based student assignment plan was adopted yesterday by the Wake County Board of Education in a bipartisan 6-2 vote. The final comprehensive plan took into account broad public and Board of Education input. We are pleased that the plan uses stability, choice, proximity, and student achievement as primary criteria for assigning students.

We want to commend the Wake County Board of Education for adopting the plan and moving our county forward. We pledge to help Superintendent Tata and his staff in their outreach and implementation efforts. The next phase of the process starts now—community engagement. Assignment decisions will now be done through parental choice, requiring parents to be knowledgeable about their child’s options. We encourage you to take a few moments to read about the plan if you have not already done so by visiting Choice lists will become available the week of Oct. 24. Expect further communications from us in the months ahead on how you can help.

Your Chamber offered business community input and contributed time, energy, and talent as the plan was developed. We would like to thank you, our membership, for your support and guidance during the lengthy debate regarding this issue vital to the future of our children and the economic well-being of our community.

Coverage of the plan can also be accessed by these links:

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