Jeff Meadors

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JEFF MEADORS: Avoiding student loans is all in the numbers

Class of 2015, check your numbers and avoid student loans that dog many Americans into their Medicare years.

JEFF MEADORS: Common Core and a lesson in civics

An increasing number of U.S. states wants to boost civics education in America’s public schools.

JEFF MEADORS: Dual enrollment programs going strong

Dual Enrollment programs take center stage at the Newton College & Career Academy Thursday night, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the academy’s lecture hall as both Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia Piedmont Technical College offer guidance on respective dual enrollment programs.

JEFF MEADORS: Great things happening in schools from Rockdale to Putnam

It’s a busy month of exciting events in local school systems from Rockdale east to Morgan. Put the DOE data, much of which has not been updated since fiscal year 2011, on the shelf. Here’s the real story.

JEFF MEADORS: No distance too far for relevant education

I was an accidental tourist recently in one of the best kept secrets in public education, the new biotechnology labs at Jasper County High School.

JEFF MEADORS: Georgia schools fail the test on 'truth in advertising'

In response to feedback from a member of management at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to recent column I will cover a small piece of the 2014 Leaders & Laggards report issued by the U.S. Chamber on K-12 education.

JEFF MEADORS: More school choice makes learning relevant

Hard-working students in Georgia may leave high school with HOPE dollars and find a way to affordable two-year college programs of study with a high degree of transferability to four-year completion. The possibilities in 2014 are more than endless; they are wide open.

JEFF MEADORS: Early testing criticial for high school students

Late testing may boost the annual scorecard of an individual school, but it leaves many students in the lurch – the result of bad education practice and doing what’s best for schools, not students.

JEFF MEADORS: Quality advising helps students navigate a complex system

It’s tedious but worth it – quality academic advisement. It takes a lot of time and even more listening.

JEFF MEADORS: Quality advising gets students on the right track

What’s so great about dual enrollment students? A lot.

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