Wake County Schools

NAACP plans to adopt Raleigh school

Posted February 4, 2011 11:07 p.m. EST

— NAACP leaders are targeting one school to help improve the education of black males.

The group held a special news conference on Friday night at the Rush Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church in Raleigh. 

The group plans to adopt Mary E. Phillips High School, an alternative school, in Raleigh. They plan to work with school leaders to raise academics and reduce suspensions.

Hundreds of people attended Friday’s rally.