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June 20, 2014 via Albany Herald

ANDREW LEWIS: Ray Charles’ words inspire education reform

Ray Charles, the great singer from Albany once said, “There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we’re here to explore new possibilities.” Full article

June 16, 2014 via WABE - NPR

New Tests Will Affect Teacher Evaluations

Public school students will be held to higher standards next year under the Georgia Milestones assessments. But teachers will also receive a score based on the test results. Full article

June 3, 2014 via Education Week

Georgia Battles to Beat Race to Top Head Winds

Nearly four years after Georgia pulled into the Race to the Top winner's circle, the state still has a rocky climb to the education redesign summit initially envisioned in its application for a share of the federal grant jackpot. Full article

May 29, 2014 via WJBF

New Teacher Evaluation System Takes Longer To Complete

Columbia County, GA - For the 2013-2014 school year, Columbia County has been using a new teacher evaluation system called the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System, or TKES. Associate Superintendent Dr. Jeff Carney says TKES is supposed identify under performing teachers and help them grow. Full article

May 12, 2014 via The Telegraph

Wait lists growing for Georgia charter schools Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2014/05/12/3094

As the school year comes to an end, students and parents begin contemplating next school year and the changes they will face. Full article

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