It's back to the magnet school review today as the Wake County school board holds the next work session on the topic.
The board will get answers to questions raised at the last work session and potentially have more sparring about the achievement gap at magnet schools. The board will also try to come to an agreement on the guiding principles for the magnet program.
The three current guiding magnet principles are reduce high concentrations of poverty and support diverse populations, maximize use of school facilities and provide expanded educational opportunities. A fourth principle of promoting student achievement has support for inclusion from some board members.
As with the last magnet work session, today's meeting will not be held in the board conference room. Instead, go to Room 1400A at Crossroads II, 110 Corning Road in Cary, from 2 to 5 p.m.
The handouts for today's work session are now online. Click here to view them. Click here for the material from the May 30 work session.
None of the Republican board mebmers were present at the start of the meeting. All five Democratic members are present.
Board member Chris Malone arrived at 2:55 p.m. Debra Goldman has also arrived.