John Tedesco

The State of Things
10:47 am
Tue September 3, 2013

John Tedesco Departs Wake School Board

Credit Wake County Public Schools

WUNC education reporter and Raleigh Bureau Chief Dave Dewitt discusses John Tedesco’s tenure and other school issues

The past few years on the Wake County School Board 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.

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1:42 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Tedesco Will Not Seek Re-Election To Wake School Board

John Tedesco will not seek re-election to the Wake County School Board.
Credit Wake County Public Schools

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.

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.

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.

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4:03 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Wake Picks Merrill As New Superintendent

James Merrill
Credit Wake County Public Schools

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.

He says it was worth the wait.

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6:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Wake School Board Member Challenging Incumbent for Schools Superintendent

June Atkinson & John Tedesco

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.

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Politics & Government
7:15 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Tedesco Advances in DPI Race

John Tedesco won the republican primary run-off for Superintendent of Public Instruction by beating Richard Alexander.

Politics & Government
4:30 am
Wed April 25, 2012

GOP Candidates For State Superintendent

Five candidates are running for the Republican nomination for State Superintendent. Dave DeWitt reports that the race will come down to the last days.

Dave DeWitt: 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.

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