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Giving Deal credit for improvements in DeKalb Schools: Smart political strategy or dumb move?

The last weeks of political races, especially close ones, produce of flurry of testimonials on behalf of candidates. In his contest against Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter, Gov. 583 more words

Georgia Schools

The Bev Smith Show: Elections & Education

Are your children in the best schools? Tonight Bev Smith speaks with Kevin P. Chavous, executive counsel to the American Federation for Children, about how elections and public policy can deeply impact your children’s education.¬† 87 more words

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Governor's race: Carter has to clarify stand on HOPE. Deal has to make amends with teachers. Did either do so last night?

I watched the WSB-TV gubernatorial debate last night in which Democrat Jason Carter and Republican Nathan Deal had several fractious exchanges over the HOPE Scholarship and education spending. 639 more words

Teachers

Nunn's strength: caring community through corporate involvement

In the summer of 2013, weeks before Michelle Nunn announced her run for the U.S. Senate, a nationally recognized Democratic VIP asked me if I thought she would fulfill the rumors and finally throw herself into the race. 1,465 more words

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A maverick to the end. Republican John Barge endorses Democrat Valarie Wilson for school chief.

With his noon endorsement of Democrat Valarie Wilson today, Republican State School Superintendent John Barge is leaving his office in the same manner he arrived and served¬† — bucking a GOP establishment that regards him as an outsider and a renegade. 833 more words

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Which gubernatorial candidate is best for Georgia? The clock is ticking

Just finished watching a replay of the gubernatorial debate held on 19 October between incumbent Nathan Deal (R), Jason Carter (D), and Andrew Hunt (L). Neither of them impressed me. 174 more words

Atlanta

Anyone watch school chief debate? I did. Candidates need to toss scripts.

I just watched the Atlanta Press Club Debate between the two candidates for state school superintendent.

Both Democrat Valarie Wilson and Republican Richard Woods revisited familiar ground, responding to the usual questions about Common Core, school funding and teacher quality with their usual answers. 195 more words

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