It looks like there's still a solid majority on the Wake County school board to implement the new single-gender leadership academies for next school year.
As noted in today's article, school board member Keith Sutton said he still strongly backs the new schools even though several groups, including the Great Schools in Wake Coalition, raised concerns in a Thursday memo. So even with the new members being sworn in Tuesday, Sutton and the four Republicans who voted yes in October should be enough to keep it moving.
Sutton is such a strong backer that he and Superintendent Tony Tata were in Chicago on Friday to visit the Urban Prep Academy, a male single-gender school that has seen phenomenal success.
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