John Tedesco http://wunc.org en John Tedesco Departs Wake School Board http://wunc.org/post/john-tedesco-departs-wake-school-board <p>The past few years on the <a href="http://www.wcpss.net/about-us/our-leadership/board-of-education/bios.html">Wake County School Board</a> have been marked by controversy. Republicans came into power in 2009 and board member John Tedesco led the charge to eliminate the school assignment program, sparking outrage and national attention.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:47:06 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 21845 at http://wunc.org John Tedesco Departs Wake School Board Tedesco Will Not Seek Re-Election To Wake School Board http://wunc.org/post/tedesco-will-not-seek-re-election-wake-school-board <p>Today was the final day to file to run in the election for Wake County School Board, and at least one prominent incumbent will be leaving the Board.</p><p>John Tedesco has been the highest-profile board member since he was elected in 2009. He led the Republican effort to end Wake County’s student assignment plan that diversified schools based on family income.</p><p>Tedesco, a Republican, announced earlier this week that he will not seek a second term. Democrats re-took the majority on the Board in 2011 and scrapped the choice plan that replaced the diversity plan.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:42:16 +0000 Dave DeWitt 19250 at http://wunc.org Tedesco Will Not Seek Re-Election To Wake School Board Wake Picks Merrill As New Superintendent http://wunc.org/post/wake-picks-merrill-new-superintendent <p>As homecomings go, this one was slightly delayed for James Merrill. He spent 16 years in a variety of administrative posts in the Wake County Schools in the 1980s and ‘90s, rising as high as associate superintendent. Once he became the top candidate earlier this month after a series of interviews and public events, it took another few weeks to iron out the contract details.</p><p>He says it was worth the wait.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:03:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 17512 at http://wunc.org Wake Picks Merrill As New Superintendent Wake School Board Member Challenging Incumbent for Schools Superintendent http://wunc.org/post/wake-school-board-member-challenging-incumbent-schools-superintendent <p>On November 6th, North Carolina voters will elect a new governor. They'll also make selections for Council of State offices. Isaac-Davy Aronson has this look at the two candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction.<br> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 3605 at http://wunc.org Wake School Board Member Challenging Incumbent for Schools Superintendent Tedesco Advances in DPI Race http://wunc.org/post/tedesco-advances-dpi-race <p>John Tedesco won the republican primary run-off for Superintendent of Public Instruction by beating Richard Alexander.<br> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:15:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2064 at http://wunc.org GOP Candidates For State Superintendent http://wunc.org/post/gop-candidates-state-superintendent <p>Five candidates are running for the Republican nomination for State Superintendent. Dave DeWitt reports that the race will come down to the last days.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt:</strong> The five candidates suffer from a bad case of poor name recognition. Richard Alexander, Mark Crawford, Ray Earnest Martin, John Tedesco and David Scholl are not well-known statewide.<br><br>Of the five, Tedesco is the most recognizable, especially in the Triangle. He’s on the Wake County School Board and has been one of the most outspoken members during the controversy over student assignment.<br> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:30:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2731 at http://wunc.org