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Georgia Common Core fight appears settled for now
Republican lawmakers appear to have settled a roiling fight over national education standards called Common Core. Some Republican lawmakers in Georgia and other states have pushed bills to block th...
March 20, 2014 08:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal to propose increase in education spending
Gov. Nathan Deal is set to propose a nearly $547 million increase in state education funding when he submits his budget proposal to state lawmakers. That's according to Deal's spokesman Brian Robin...
January 15, 2014 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Average SAT scores flat in Georgia, nationwide
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's average score on this year's SAT college entrance exam was unchanged from last year, mirroring a national trend as scores were generally stagnant from the previous year. Na...
September 26, 2013 11:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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City, County CCRPI scores released for Bartow
State School Superintendent John Barge released the first-ever Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures schools and school districts on an easy-to-understand 100 poi...
May 14, 2013 12:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charter schools amendment passes
With all but one Georgia county completing voter reports, the majority of voters have cast their ballots in favor of the statewide charter school Constitutional amendment. On the ballot voters were...
November 07, 2012 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia voters decide on charter school amendment
In addition to votes for president and various other elected officials, Georgia voters had a chance to vote on an amendment to the Georgia Constitution this Election Day. The amendment would “allow...
November 06, 2012 07:31 PM | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Ten reasons to vote ‘no’ on charter school amendment
The charter school amendment will be decided on Nov. 6. If it doesn’t pass, it will be the greatest upset since David conked Goliath with a rock. Give me the money that has been made available to t...
October 31, 2012 03:56 PM | 3 3 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Charter school amendment an important tool in education reform
The charter school amendment is an important education reform for Georgia. Statewide, the overall high school graduation rate hovers in the mid 60 percent range, and in many school districts servin...
October 31, 2012 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Charter schools give students opportunities
As a mother of four children currently enrolled in or graduates of Fulton County Schools, I care deeply about public education in my community and Georgia. I know public education changes lives by ...
October 31, 2012 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: School superintendent association head refutes pro-charter claims
With the vote on the charter school amendment just over a month away, the heat is getting intense. I know. I have felt it. I wrote a column a few weeks ago giving the pro-charter folks an opportuni...
September 26, 2012 01:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Column: Improving education is truly a bi-partisan issue
Between now and November, hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising will be spent telling us all the differences between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. They ...
September 26, 2012 01:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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