Tony Tata en Wake County Beefs Up Bus Routes <p>Most traditional-calendar public schools open their doors to students starting this morning. In Wake County, all will be on its extensive transportation system.</p><p>Last year was, by most anyone’s standards, a disaster for the bus system in Wake County. Hundreds of students were late for school, stranded at the wrong bus stop, or simply not picked up. It came about because buses were removed from routes to save money when implementing a choice-based student assignment plan.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:14:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 21304 at Wake County Beefs Up Bus Routes State Leaders Propose Transportation Funding Changes <p>Governor Pat McCrory wants a new method of funding transportation projects in order to spur economic growth.&nbsp; He says the way the state has approached transportation projects has not favored areas that need an economic boost.<br><br>"We have struggled to keep pace with the needs of our growing areas and to bring jobs to our most economic-challenges areas of this state.&nbsp; So right now it's time to think differently," McCrory says. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:42:46 +0000 Gurnal Scott 13923 at State Leaders Propose Transportation Funding Changes Wake Superintendent Search Enters New Phase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">search for a superintendent for the Wake County Schools</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> enters an important phase today, as public meetings begin.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The meetings serve as an opportunity for anyone and everyone to express what qualities they’d like to see in the next superintendent. The meetings will last three days and include stops in Cary and Raleigh.</span></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 12501 at Wake Superintendent Search Enters New Phase Tata To Deliver State Of Wake Schools <p>It’s a busy time for parents and students as many prepare to go back to school. It’s also an important time for decision-makers in the state’s largest school district.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt: </strong>Wake County Schools have gotten plenty of attention the past few years, most of it unwanted. As the School Board has bickered over school assignment, calendar issues, and other topics, students have continued to perform above the state average. That has occurred despite the fact that Wake spends less per-pupil than the state average.<br> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 10:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 1830 at Tata Easing Tensions - For Now <p></p><p></p><p>Tony Tata has been the Superintendent of Wake County Schools for 37 days. In that time, he has visited nearly 40 schools and met with countless groups. The past week was particularly busy for Tata. He met with some of the people who have been the most highly critical of the School Board majority that hired him - including&nbsp;NAACP President William Barber. Tata’s latest event took place at Martin Street Baptist Church, in front of an audience predisposed to dislike him.</p> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 10082 at Tata Takes Over <p>Wake County’s new school superintendent takes office officially today. Tony Tata takes the reins of a school system facing major challenges.</p><p>Tata’s background is already well-known to those who pay attention to the Wake Schools. He’s a retired brigadier general with less than two years experience in education, hired by a deeply divided school board. He made positive impressions even on his detractors during a series of formal and informal events earlier this month. And even with a looming budget crisis, Tata will likely be judged on the issue of student assignment.</p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:35:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 10228 at Tata Ready To Take Over <p></p><p><strong>T</strong>ony Tata is spending more time in the Triangle today. The retired brigadier general is the new superintendent in Wake County. Sat, 08 Jan 2011 12:40:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 10292 at Tata Ready To Take Over Wake School Board Gets Its Man <p></p><p>Wake County has a new School Superintendent. Anthony Tata was confirmed Thursdaynight in a 4-to-2 vote by the Wake County School Board.</p><p>Tata is not your every day public school administrator. He’s a West Point graduate and former brigadier general who writes Tom-Clancy style thrillers. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer at the Washington DC schools, in charge of purchasing and operations. The year and a half he spent in that job is his only experience in education. Fri, 24 Dec 2010 06:50:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 11371 at Wake School Board Gets Its Man Wake May Get New Superintendent <p></p><p>The Wake County School Board is apparently on the verge of hiring a new superintendent. Donna Haargens has served in the position as an interim since the spring. Thu, 23 Dec 2010 09:25:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 11374 at Wake May Get New Superintendent