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Candidates for governor spar over scaled-back Georgia pre-k program

Candidates for governor spar over scaled-back Georgia pre-k program

Georgia’s early education program, once held up as one of the nation’s most advanced, has been scaled back amid years of budget cuts, with thousands of children on a waiting list to attend pre-kindergarten classes.

Charter school idea would face fierce opposition in Georgia

Charter school idea would face fierce opposition in Georgia

Don’t go there. That was the reaction among education groups in Georgia to Gov. Nathan Deal’s interest in a plan — implemented in Louisiana and Tennessee — that converts low-performing traditional public schools into charter schools and moves them from their local districts into a state ‘recovery district.

Democratic candidate for superintendent visits north Georgia

Democrat Valarie Wilson, the former City Schools of Decatur school board chairwoman who is running for state superintendent, is making several stops in North Georgia over the next couple days.

Georgia education system gets poor marks in national report

Georgia’s education system earned low marks in a just-released national report. The state lags in academic achievement, postsecondary and workforce readiness but performs well in offering parental options, data quality and fiscal responsibility categories, according to the U.

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Deal, Carter spar over education

Gov. Nathan Deal and his Democratic opponent, state Sen. Jason Carter, traded barbs Friday morning over their education plans in separate speeches before a group of education administrators and advocates.

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Some schools zero in on new grading system to make big gains

CRCT 2014: Test scores continue to lag in many metro Atlanta schools

School-by-school scores on the CRCT, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, are out, the latest round of results highlighting the progress of individual schools on the state-mandated exams.

School test scores: CCRPI (CRCT)

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In your schools: Best in class

Best in Class for Sept. 12

cHoly Innocents’ sophomore Zain Bashey was selected as a soprano clarinetist for the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony.

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High school football: Week 4

Featured games include Marietta vs. South Cobb, Brookwood vs. Parkview and West Forsyth at Chattahoochee.

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Michelle Obama, Arne Duncan visit Atlanta's Washington High

The First Lady and Education Secretary stopped by Atlanta's Washington High School Monday, September 8, 2014.

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Percentage of Low Income Students in Public Schools 2011

Percentage of Low Income Students in Public Schools 2011

Georgia in 2011 ranked 6th in the nation with low income students making up 57% of its public schools.

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