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In 2009, a Wake County Public School System retiring lead teacher challenged a room of middle school Academically and Intellectually Gifted teachers to improve AIG student academic achievement, reduce high school dropouts, and to encourage students to attend college. That challenge inspired a partnership with North Carolina State University's Materials Science and Engineering Department and created what is known today as Science & Math Interactive Learning Experience or SMILE camp.
According to the American Institutes for Research, over 2.5 million children suffer homelessness and its effects every year in America. Homelessness is defined by the federal government as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes individuals staying in shelters or transitional housing, sharing housing of others, sleeping in cars, parks, or similar settings.
The Wake County Public School System tip line is a proactive way to help prevent and stop violence at school. Tip line calls go to the WCPSS Alarm Monitoring Center. A specially trained operator will receive the callers information and ask for additional information to take care of the situation.