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.
JEFF MEADORS: Buzz about benefits of dual enrollment continues to grow
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.
While NCES data indicate overall satisfaction with the job of teaching classroom teachers report the following problems as serious ones: routine duties and paperwork interference with teaching, low salary, low administrative support, and inconsistent enforcement of school rules.
I’ve chronicled American exceptionalism in past columns. We’ve watched brave soldiers defend our soil and protect our good name, our freedom, our ways of life and living — all that we hold dear. We’ve come a long way in this land forged by bombs bursting in air through perilous fights. Emerging markets, developing and industrialized countries have always been able to depend on and trust the U.S.
With Georgia colleges facing legislative impetus to tie funding to college completion, advisement should take center stage.
Oak Hill Elementary has fully complied with state safety codes for more than one decade while Clements Middle has failed to report compliance for five years.
Numbers matter. Boards hold CEOs accountable in the real world when shareholders grumble over numbers.
A healthy pipeline to college improves high school graduation rates, boosts percentages of HOPE eligible students, strengthens SAT and ACT test performance, and fortifies GCCRPI scorecards of county school systems.
On this day in Newton’s history in 1852 Dolly Burge passed the day frying doughnuts, building a fire, and looking for “a beau for Miss Barber.” The beau never came, but Dolly went right on writing prolifically through Christmas chronicling killing hogs, drying up lard, and stormy weather.
Do some school programs prepare students better for the workforce than others?
Employment outlooks show engineering and science majors to be the safest college majors for future employment.
Georgia students gained a boost when Gov. Deal signed House Bill 131 this year — a mandate to school systems to weight Advanced Placement and dual enrollment classes equally.
If filmmakers, moviegoers, and students knew Newton’s rich history their focus may turn to profiles in courage, figures of fortitude and an occasional character of ignominy.
In its 2013 national press release of SAT scores the College Board found “only 43 percent of SAT takers in the class of 2013 graduated from high school academically prepared for the rigors of college-level course work.”
Employers are losing faith in the American grade point average.
Complete College America says 62 percent of jobs in 2018 will require a two-year certificate or college degree. More than half will require a bachelor’s degree.
It matters little who dislikes me along my solitary walk with defeat in opposition to waste and abuse. No one will love any of us when the money’s gone.
What strategies do public schools espouse to oppose mounting opposition?
Living in a world of make believe where everyone gets gold stars is crippling the future of America’s youth.
While not federally developed, Common Core looks and feels like federal intrusion.
Public relations turned tough mudder in the Newton County School System during fiscal year 2013.
Fall semester at Georgia colleges is six weeks away; it's a good time to examine guidelines and debunk myths for early access to college.
When Georgia students seek help 411 is ready.
Federal dollars come with strings attached, but in this case it's a wrecking ball.
Does area math performance build a case for college math?
Where will Samantha Fuhrey, affectionately called Sam, lead Newton County schools?
Georgia's College & Career Ready Performance Index highlights performance flags.
While many consider Common Core State Standards a national movement, opposition mounts.
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.
Can public school leaders hatch innovations for students within minimum competency guidelines set by the state?
Margareet Thatcher left her mark on public education, especially higher ed.
is much sound and even more fury over public school budgets, and it signifies something.
Down Ga. Highway 36 toward Jackson, beyond the old Meadors home place, stand schools of personal interest to me.
Dual enrollment represents public school choice at its very best for Georgia's high school juniors and seniors.
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.
Here are some shining examples from Rockdale and Newton county schools.
Colorado is leveraging dual enrollment to improve its workforce.
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.
Georgia Sunshine Laws have been ambiguous, but Georgia's House Bill 397 parts some clouds.
Is free market enterprise and competition destabilizing to education traditionalists?
The current issue of Fortune Magazine profiles the 100 Best Companies to Work For and 78 of them need to fill 67,000 jobs. Will Georgians fill any of those spots?
In "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character," Paul Tough argues that medicine explains why children who grow up in dysfunctional environments find it hard to concentrate.