The Wayne County Education Alliance Channel
Positive Programming... Positive Results...
In late December 2008, Wayne County Public Schools began beta-testing Goldsboro/Wayne County's first ever Education Access Channel. The district tested slides and video programs over the course of several weeks. On February 18, 2009, the district held a “throwing of the switch” ceremony to officially turn the channel on.
The Wayne County Education Alliance Channel, or WCEA Channel, is an innovative way for the school district to offer programming geared towards helping boost academic achievement for students. The education access channel was made available to Wayne County Public Schools by the City of Goldsboro through its franchise agreement with Time Warner Cable. The WCEA Channel airs on Time Warner Cable’s Channel 18, across Goldsboro/Wayne County.
WCPS Director of Communication Services, Ken Derksen shown producing a WCEA video.
The WCEA Channel is managed and operated by Wayne County Public Schools. Through the district’s educational partnerships, an “Education Alliance” with Wayne Community College and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (through the Military Child Education Coalition) allows for additional educational programming to be offered.
Since 2004, WCPS has been partnered with Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in the Military Child Education Coalition. With over 2,000 military dependents enrolled in our schools, students and staff can benefit from programming that deals with military issues such as deployments, homecomings, and moving transitions. To help meet the educational needs of the county’s growing Hispanic population, the WCEA Channel also provides some programming in Spanish.