You can probably add Ann Denlinger, president of the Wake Education Partnership, to the list of people who will be invited to speak at a meeting of the county commissioners.
The request is coming from Commissioner Joe Bryan, who was impressed by a presentation Denlinger made at a Tuesday forum sponsored by the Knightdale 100, a new grassroots group that wants to improve education in Eastern Wake.
Denlinger noted how Knightdale High had 11 Advanced Placement courses while Enloe High had 28 of them. Denlinger told the crowd about the need to offer more AP classes.
Denlinger also presented statistics showing that Knightdale High has both a lower percentage of students taking the SAT and a lower average SAT score than the district.
Bryan said he's asked Tony Gurley, chairman of the board of commissioners, to put Denlinger's presentation on the agenda of the next joint meeting of the commissioners and school board.
The commissioners have been getting progressively more interested in hearing speakers discuss education issues.
Many thanks to Eastern Wake News reporter Denise Sherman for her information about Tuesday's meeting.