Pressley Baird,

Pressley Baird

Chapel Hill, NC, United States

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Past articles by Pressley:

Heritage High School students will visit Ghana through Operation Wisdom

Through Operation Wisdom, students at Heritage High School in Wake Forest will visit Ghana in March 2018. → Read More

Some Wake County teachers mistakenly got a bonus. Now they have to give it back.

Wake County schools sent an email Wednesday to employees that said 124 teachers were mistakenly paid the bonus money because there was “an error in processing the data file provided to the district from the state.” → Read More

Wake schools two-hour delay

Wake County schools families got an extra early wake-up call Tuesday morning to let them know school was delayed. → Read More

2 Wake County high school students make racist comments in videos

Two separate videos posted on social media over the weekend show Broughton High School students using racist language and racial stereotypes, according to the principal of the school in Raleigh, NC. → Read More

Enloe High School student charged with felony after gun found

A 16-year-old student at Enloe High in Raleigh, NC, faces a felony charge that could bring up to a year in jail after authorities say they found a sawed-off .22-caliber there Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Enloe High student had a gun on campus, school leaders say

A gun was found on a student Thursday afternoon at Enloe High School in Raleigh, according to a Wake County schools spokeswoman. → Read More

What does everybody want in the next Wake County schools leader? A lot.

Thousands of people took a survey about what qualities they hope to see in a new superintendent of Wake County schools. → Read More

Wake County school teachers will get longer contracts, but not tenure

Wake County teachers will receive multi-year contracts depending on how long they’ve taught with the district. The new policy is part of the legislature’s move, five years in the making, to eliminate teacher tenure. → Read More

Wake County schools cancel makeup day Saturday, Jan. 20

Wake County schools are canceled Saturday, which was set to be a makeup day for the majority year-round students. → Read More

Should a new Wake County high school focus on performing arts?

Wake County wants to build a new high school on Capital Boulevard near downtown Raleigh. Early plans call for a magnet theme focusing on visual and performing arts. → Read More

Wake County schools, Broughton High School teacher on Jeopardy won again

Lee Quinn, who teaches at Broughton High School in Raleigh, won “Jeopardy!” again on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. He’s now racked up $42,800, and he’ll appear again on Friday. → Read More

This Wake County teacher dominated ‘Jeopardy!’ How will he do Thursday?

Lee Quinn, a teacher at Broughton High School in Raleigh, won $22,400 on “Jeopardy!” on Wednesday. He will be back on the show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. → Read More

Schools canceled, students go hungry on snow days

When schools are closed for snow, many students in central and eastern North Carolina don’t get breakfast or lunch. → Read More

Here’s when Wake County high school students will make up final exams

Wake County high school students will take some final exams next week, since classes are canceled Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, because of snow. → Read More

Wake County schools will stop waiving rental fees for churches and other groups

Wake County schools will start charging cleaning fees for groups that use their spaces. Previously, those fees were often waived for groups like churches. → Read More

Wake schools | Stough principal wins on "Wheel of Fortune"

Chris Cox, principal of Stough Elementary in Raleigh, won during his appearance on “Wheel of Fortune” with his wife Amanda. → Read More

Wheel of Fortune | Wake County principal (Stough Elementary) appears on show

Stough Elementary School principal Chris Cox and his wife, Amanda, will appear on “Wheel of Fortune” on ABC on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. → Read More

wake county schools | release early for snow, weather

Wake County schools will release two hours early Wednesday in anticipation of snow. → Read More

Wake County schools weather

Wake County schools have a late start on Tuesday morning, but families shouldn’t count on more delays this week as freezing temperatures continue. → Read More

Wake County schools will start late Tuesday because of the cold

Wake County school officials say the delay is because of the effects of low temperatures on buses that have been left idle since the beginning of the winter break. → Read More