Wake County slashes student enrollment projections after decades of growth

Wake County school board chairman Jim Martin says Wake is a "different county" now to explain why the school district is only projected to grow by 3,800 students between 2018 and 2028. Wake used to grow by more than 3,800 students in a single year.
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Wake County school board chairman Jim Martin says Wake is a "different county" now to explain why the school district is only projected to grow by 3,800 students between 2018 and 2028. Wake used to grow by more than 3,800 students in a single year.

T. Keung Hui has covered K-12 education for the News & Observer since 1999, helping parents, students, school employees and the community understand the vital role education plays in North Carolina. His primary focus is Wake County, but he also covers statewide education issues.