On a less controversial note this morning, the school system is encouraging parents to attend a conference on closing the achievement gap.
Karen Mapp, one of the authors of "Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships" is the headlined speaker at the event. The Making Powerful Connections To Eliminate the Achievement Gap conference will be held Aug. 13 at the McKimmon Center at N.C. State.
Also at the conference, Wake County educators will discuss elementary school mathematics, taking part in effective parent-teacher conferences and navigating the school system.
There is limited space available. Registration is on a “first come, first serve” basis. A waiting list will be established. If you have questions, call Ann Rollins 854-2644.