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Does the governor's state school takeover district trample local control?

Jesus Tirado is a full-time doctoral student at the University of Georgia. He taught social studies for nine years. In his first piece for the AJC Get Schooled blog, Tirado explains why he opposes the governor’s proposed state takeover district, which will be on the November ballot. 894 more words

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Donald Trump's supporters come out in Atlanta, but powerful Republicans stay away

ATLANTA — Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican Party nominee for president, attracted thousands of fans and supporters at the Fox Theater in Midtown Atlanta for a rally. 235 more words

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Georgia trails national average in school spending. Should we invest more?

Many issues in education are open to debate, but none more than school spending. It would seem a straightforward question: Do we spend too much or too little on our schools?  686 more words

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Donald Trump to headline Atlanta rally

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee and bombastic bomb-slinger Donald Trump will hold a rally in Atlanta Wednesday afternoon, just a few hours after he attends a private fundraiser with elite Georgia Republican officials. 184 more words

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Georgia counties seek to reduce number of jailed juveniles

As part of a local and national movement on comprehensive criminal justice reform, several Georgia counties have entered a pilot program seeking to greatly lower the vast amount of juveniles behind bars — and the often traumatizing and sometimes irreversible affects on the adolescents. 352 more words

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Georgia joins lawsuit to overturn Obama directive on transgender school bathrooms

Georgia is among 11 states suing the Obama administration to overturn a federal directive to schools that they allow transgender students to use the bathroom matching their gender identity. 241 more words

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Gov. Deal announces a 90-member Teacher Advisory Committee

The governor announced a Teacher Advisory Committee today made up of 90 teachers from three geographic regions of the state, north, metro and central/south.

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