Project Bright Idea will take center stage on the agenda at today's Wake County school board economically disadvantaged student performance task force meeting.
In a nutshell, the goal of Project Bright Idea is to increase the number of children from underserved populations in gifted and academically challenging programs. The idea is the students are more likely to excel and perform as if they're gifted if high expectations are set for them.
While begun as an elementary school program, this Duke Today article talks about how elements of Bright Idea have been incorporated at Fuquay-Varina High. It's credited with helping narrow the school's racial achievement gap.
School board vice chairman John Tedesco, the task force chair, said he's invited all of Wake's principals to attend the meeting to hear more about the program.
Today's meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. in Room 1400 at the Crossroads II Building, 110 Corning Road in Cary.