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Jeff Meadors

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MEADORS: Social promotion won't lead to success

Living in a world of make believe where everyone gets gold stars is crippling the future of America’s youth.

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Jeff Meadors: Will we have a Kelley Blue Book of school choice?

While not federally developed, Common Core looks and feels like federal intrusion.

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Jeff Meadors: 411 guides students on road to the future

When Georgia students seek help 411 is ready.

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Jeff Meadors: School system taking the wrong route on alternative school bus service

Big yellow means big bucks in the Newton County School System.

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Jeff Meadors: Strategic plan will be key to Fuhrey's success

Where will Samantha Fuhrey, affectionately called Sam, lead Newton County schools?

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Jeff Meadors: Performance flags give needed direction for educational improvement

Georgia's College & Career Ready Performance Index highlights performance flags.

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Jeff Meadors: Is Common Core all it's cracked up to be?

While many consider Common Core State Standards a national movement, opposition mounts.

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Jeff Meadors: New accountability standards put burden on teachers

Accountability typically translates into more work for classroom teachers, so much so that many effective teachers now work in private, home-school and charter settings.

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Jeff Meadors: Without guidance, many students fail

Colleges and schools without strong academic advisement will lose in the end.

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Jeff Meadors: Thatcher also left her stamp on education

Margareet Thatcher left her mark on public education, especially higher ed.

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Jeff Meadors: Schools should consider blend of budgeting tactics

is much sound and even more fury over public school budgets, and it signifies something.

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Jeff Meadors: Schools rise and fall on leadership

Down Ga. Highway 36 toward Jackson, beyond the old Meadors home place, stand schools of personal interest to me.

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Jeff Meadors: Money needs to go to the classroom

How will Georgia schools increase student achievement when tax dollars disproportionately fund non-teaching jobs?

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Jeff Meadors: A primer on dual enrollment

Dual enrollment represents public school choice at its very best for Georgia's high school juniors and seniors.

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Jeff Meadors: Taxpayers deserve say in school boards, superintendents

School districts must sweat more at the planning table, possibly zero-basing budgets, to rebuild trust following a decade littered with indictments, incarcerations, embezzlement, cheating, affairs, nepotism and face lifts.

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Jeff Meadors: Shining examples of academic achievement

Here are some shining examples from Rockdale and Newton county schools.

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Jeff Meadors: Dual enrollment as an economic driver

Colorado is leveraging dual enrollment to improve its workforce.

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Jeff Meadors: Trigger legislation could put power in the hands of teachers, parents

The trigger would allow a majority of a public school households or teachers and instructional staff at a given school to demand consideration of their petition to convert a failing school to charter status.

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Jeff Meadors: HB 397 lets the sun shine in

Georgia Sunshine Laws have been ambiguous, but Georgia's House Bill 397 parts some clouds.

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Jeff Meadors: Education traditionalists have a lot to learn from the charter movement

Is free market enterprise and competition destabilizing to education traditionalists?

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Jeff Meadors: Have your say in school system policies

Don't miss the chance to help set school system policy.

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Jeff Meadors: Numbers tell the tale

How do schools in the Joint Development Authority (JDA) counties measure up? While many indicators exist to measure student performance, hard numbers lend a clear view of what is working and what is not.

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Jeff Meadors: Success in education boils down to leadership

There are bright spots and accelerated students, but a place called school is rapidly sending graduates into a nation at risk.

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Jeff Meadors: Strong leadership is key to school performance

To ensure schools' success, we must rid leadership ranks of non-performers.

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