Report cards are out and PR machines are in full spin mode.
Georgia taxpayers should gain new insight into the schools they fund as 2013-14 annual scorecards appear in May.
Good education numbers translate into promising intellectual capital, increased capacity for high dollar industry, and expanded opportunity for all.
Although largely ignored by media, the annual report of the Georgia Charter Schools and Charter Systems was presented Jan. 15 to the charter committee of the state Board of Education.
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It’s almost April 1, and that means one thing for Georgia students in grades 8 – 11: Full disclosure.
Local school systems are committed to workforce development, but can they improve current educational practice by coming together, crossing county lines, exploring transfer of FTE, seeking approval of creative collaboration on allotments, pooling resources (including human ones), and crafting intergovernmental agreements to build an eastern region of massive intellectual capital in the STEM areas, ensuring not only student success but jobs for the future?
The Georgia Department of Education has stopped using the terminology “Common Core” in-house. I have that on good authority.
Samantha Fuhrey, NCSS superintendent of schools, believes the Newton County School System is experiencing gains.
Common Core’s mission includes the provision of “a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.”
For public school students in grades 11 and 12 choice has come and it has a name, House Bill 149.