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Army Generals: Child care should be priority for Georgia, as it is for military

Two retired U.S. Army generals from Atlanta and Fayetteville write today on the importance of early care and education for our future national security.

The Defense Department recently called its child care workers “critical for national security” and exempted them from the hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. 532 more words

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Guns on Georgia college campuses debated in Georgia

Carlos Moreno is an associate professor at Emory University’s School of Medicine.

He works with college students daily and is also the father of a Georgia college student. 612 more words

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Gov. Deal's state-of-the-state speech: Clear on 2 percent raise for teachers, but vague on Plan B for failing schools

In his state-of-the-state address today, Gov. Nathan Deal announced a 2 percent raise for teachers that will be built into the pay scale. On his “Plan B” for failing schools, Deal was vague, saying only he was working with legislators to craft how the state can address underperforming elementary schools. 808 more words

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5 big 'SnowJam' blunders that made Atlanta a national joke

As the metro area faces another dire winter forecast, it’s hard to forget that only three years ago we let 2.6 inches of snow knock us on our collective backside, turning Atlanta into national laughingstock. 1,044 more words

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5 big 'SnowJam' blunders that made Atlanta a national joke

As the metro area faces another dire winter forecast, it’s hard to forget that only three years ago we let 2.6 inches of snow knock us on our collective backside, turning Atlanta into national laughingstock. 1,044 more words

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Nathan Deal uses his power to oust Dooly County school board

The state Board of Education last month recommended suspension of the Dooly County school board; the south central Georgia district was at risk of losing its accreditation by AdvancED over board interference in school operations. 1,057 more words

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Opinion: Opportunity School District won't enhance local control

The Rev. Timothy McDonald has served as senior pastor of the First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta for 32 years. In this essay, he shares his objections to Amendment 1, the Opportunity School District. 648 more words

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