North Caroina Center for Education Reform is concerned about Education in Raleigh and beyond.The group is trying to make an impact on the issue and direction of Education in North Carolina. This is just one group making an impact in Raleigh.
"North Carolina Center for Education Reform supports several key initiatives in an effort to further our mission and strengthen education in NC. As we note in our beliefs, there is no magic bullet to education reform so each of these initiatives support our overall efforts from a unique and different front.
Our current key program initiatives are:
•ConnetED - Establishing infrastructure that engages crucial conversations of broad stakeholders outside of traditional silos in an on-going grassroots manner. Identifying innovations stem from this engagement that produce measurable results to invest in and promote for replication.
•Flip the Curve - Align strategies directly with schools and systems to evaluate, audit, and realign operations and spending to ensure the maximum amount of our limited resources are poured directly into our classrooms supporting teachers and high quality education.
•Lead 21 - Empower schools, systems, and staff to better understand and utilize data for effective strategies to support student services, remediation and enrichment.
•Mentor ME - Establish one-to-one relationships with individual stakeholders outside of traditional silos and aligned to targeted goals and strategies."
You can follow their intitiatives and how they want to impact Raleigh at : http://www.educatenc.org/ .
You can read more about Mr. Tedesco and his leadership. They stress : "Mr. Tedesco has been a champion for children and a proven public sector leader within complex organizations for over a decade. He has served as a Director of Program Services for a national educational foundation, a Director of Development with major universities and regional non-profits, a City Manager, and Chief Development Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Throughout his career he has directly helped tens of thousands of at-risk children. During his tenure with Big Brothers Big Sisters he helped expand School-Based Mentoring programs and is credited with establishing state partnerships to launch the North Carolina Mentoring Children of Prisoners Initiative."