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Education top issue at meeting

CLARKSTON -- Residents will soon have a chance to voice their concerns about education to top state officials.

Brad Bryant, a member of the state Board of Education, and state Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox are holding a meeting in the Fourth Congressional District next week.

Bryant represents the Fourth District on the board, which includes parts of Rockdale, DeKalb and Gwinnett counties.

Residents are invited to the meeting to learn more about public education in Georgia and to provide suggestions that may help Georgia lead the nation in improving achievement.

The open public hearing will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 10 at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, located at 890 N. Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston.

The meeting is for teachers, parents, students and other concerned residents.

According to a release from the GaDOE, feedback is critical as the state Board of Education and the state superintendent of schools work together to ensure that all Georgia students are receiving an excellent education.

Those wishing to speak at the meeting are asked to sign in when they arrive. For more information, they should call Jackie Clarke Dodd at 404-657-7410 or

e-mail jclarkedodd@doe.

k12.ga.us. Individuals who need assistance or auxiliary aids for participation in this public forum are invited to make their needs known to Dodd.