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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 | 46 46 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 | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park school iPads to help meet Common Core
Teachers at Love T. Nolan Elementary school said they were excited to receive their own Apple iPads as an incentive to increase technology use in the classroom in August. The iPads were received ea...
September 04, 2013 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Riverdale duo learned valuable lessons under tough situations
If persistence, hard work, dedication and time management are the keys to success, than Riverdale valedictorian Tiffany Pham and the school’s Bill Gates Millennium scholarship recipient, Nahom Ogba...
May 22, 2013 01:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board extends contract of interim superintendent
By a 6-3 vote last night, the Clayton County Board of Education voted to extend the contract of interim superintendent Luvenia Jackson through Dec. 31, 2014. Those supporting the motion were Board ...
April 30, 2013 01:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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School district ponders own security force
The Clayton County Board of Education may consider installing its own private school security force by the start of the 2013-14 school year. Clayton County Public Schools spokesman David Waller ann...
April 04, 2013 12:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 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 | 36 36 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 | 32 32 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 | 43 43 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 | 25 25 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 | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board chair responds to SACS
Reaction has been swift to the “letter of concern” former Clayton County School Superintendent Edmond Heatley, Ed.D. received last week from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The le...
October 03, 2012 02:51 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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SACS issues "letter of concern" to Clayton School Board
Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Edmond Heatley, Ed.D. has received a “letter of concern” from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools expressing its trepidation with what SACS...
September 26, 2012 01:39 PM | 2 2 comments | 29 29 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 | 30 30 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 | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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