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State-approved charter schools are not shining models of success -- at least not yet

The governor and the Georgia Legislature have pinned most of their school reform hopes on start-up, independent charter schools, which are brand-new schools launched outside the confines and control of the local districts. 805 more words

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100 Years Ago Today: Georgia Reconstruction-era Representative, Turner High School Namesake Died

ATLANTA — His portrait, prominently positioned outside the entrance to the Georgia House of Representatives chambers, may come as a surprise to some.

Most of the paintings displayed throughout the capitol are of white males whose names now grace major street signs and buildings. 4,194 more words

Atlanta Public Schools

The Good, The Bad, & the Ugly

Now that we have had time to reflect on the session in its totality, I want to break down everything that happened and how it affects each and every single one of y’all. 731 more words

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Should education ties exclude legislators from voting on state takeover bill?

The president of the Georgia Federation of Teachers is questioning whether two Democratic legislators who voted for Gov. Nathan Deal’s Opportunity School District Monday had a conflict of interest because of their educational ties. 565 more words

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Opinion: Yes, DeKalb board member attended annexation meetings. Colleagues should have, too.

DeKalb County school board member Marshall Orson is facing complaints he advocated for annexation, an allegation he denies. Critics cite emails he sent on the issue. 1,147 more words

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The Local Alternative to School Takeovers

One thing that cannot be denied is that there is an achievement gap between wealthy schools and poor schools in the great state of Georgia; a gap largely caused by poverty, undernourishment, lack of adequate medical care, and lack of transportation. 978 more words

State Senate District 5 Gwinnett

Politician with Tattoos and Piercings

In 2014 I decided to run for political office and I did. I was meet with attacks, not because of my political party but due to my looks. 506 more words