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White Georgia county commissioner refuses to resign for calling John Lewis a ‘racist pig’

The White Georgia county commissioner who called Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) a “racist pig” on social media has rejected calls for his resignation, Atlanta’s WSB-TV… 325 more words

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Civic Groups Face Voter Intimidation Efforts In Georgia

Kennesaw State University, part of the Georgia state college system, has begun an offensive attack on local civic groups who are conducting voter registration drives on campus. 516 more words

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School chief Richard Woods: He may avoid spotlight but is he succeeding behind the scenes?

People often ask what I think of Richard Woods, Georgia’s school superintendent. That’s a hard question to answer as Woods cultivates a low profile, preferring to stay out of politics and the charged debate around  1,114 more words

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Why do parents want their kids to go to college? Because advanced education pays off.

State Sen. Fran Millar of DeKalb once noted many Georgia parents applaud the effort to get more kids to consider technical colleges. However, those parents often saw technical college as an option for other kids, not their own.  826 more words

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Governor Deal's Consequential Vetos

Earlier this month Governor Deal issued the remainder of his veto statements for the 16 bills he vetoed with the conclusion of the legislative session. Some notable bills are HB 757 (so-called “religious freedom” bill), HB 216 (firefighter compensation bill), and HB 859 (the campus carry bill). 1,063 more words

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GaDOE: Admit the Milestones were a disaster this year and start over

Given the new acknowledgement of grading delays by the state Department of Education and the growing doubts of Georgia’s frontline educators about the End of Course scores they are seeing, Georgia ought to treat the 2016 Milestones testing as pilot and learn from it. 415 more words

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