6 named to student assignment panel - Wake County - NewsObserver.com
RALEIGH -- Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata on Tuesday announced a task force of school administrators he's forming to develop a student assignment plan.
The task force will be led by James Overman, the senior director of elementary school programs for the school system and former principal of East Garner Elementary School.
The other five members of the task force are Brad McMillen, a senior director in evaluation and research; David Ansbacher, senior director of magnet programs; Tamani Anderson Powell, a director in magnet programs; Susan Pullium, a director in growth and planning; and Susan Andrews, a senior administrator in staff development.
Tata said the student assignment task force will take into consideration the plan presented last month by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Wake Education Partnership. Their Wake School Choice Plan calls for factoring in student achievement as a way to provide diversity by avoiding concentrations of low-performing students at a school.
Tata said the task force also will look at previous proposals and information that he has gathered through the listening he has done since he started as superintendent Jan. 31.
The goal is to have a plan ready to present to the school board by late spring. Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/03/09/1039229/6-named-to-student-assignment.html#ixzz1GD5olhMm