Tim Lavallee

Tim Lavallee is the Vice President of Policy and Research at WakeEd Partnership, an independent non-profit organization which serves as the business champion for public education in Wake County. Before working for WakeEd, Tim was an elementary school teacher in Wake County Public Schools.

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Report: Teachers have the greatest impact on inspiring students to pursue STEM careers

There’s been a lot of buzz in recent years about exposing more K-12 students, especially girls and minorities, to STEM...


Three ways to improve North Carolina school report cards

The recent release of the North Carolina public school performance report cards is a timely reminder that school grading is...


Law of averages: There are better ways to measure teacher salaries than state or national averages

With the election season on the doorstep, it is reasonable to think that public school funding will be among the...


Class size relief is welcome, but tough choices still loom

The class size reduction compromise passed by the General Assembly this week is a mixed bag for local school districts....