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April 10, 2014 via 90.1 WABE

Ready To Tackle Challenges: A Talk With APS Superintendent Candidate Dr. Meria Carstarphen

This coming Monday, the Atlanta Board of Education is expected to vote on the district’s lone candidate for superintendent. Full article

April 3, 2014 via ajc.com

State approves education evaluations that weigh student performance

Georgia officially approved a new teacher/administrator evaluation system today that has exemplary as the highest rating. Full article

March 12, 2014 via ajc.com

House committee votes down anti-Common Core bill

The House Education Committee rejected anti-Common Core legislation Wednesday, likely dealing a death blow to its chances of being passed this session. Full article

February 24, 2014 via Georgia Works

Georgia’s Education Grade - Good & Bad

A new education reform report card, from Students First, gives Georgia a C- for k-12 education policy. However, the national average is a D. Only two states, Florida & Louisiana, were able to score higher than a C. Full article

February 13, 2014 via GPB.com

Why are Georgia Schools Still Struggling for Excellence?

Georgia governors have promoted five reform plans since the early 80s, and yet our schools continue to struggle to reach excellence. Our expert guests tell us why. Full article

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March 21, 2014 posted by Bradford Swann

Georgia Students Face Limited School Choice Options Due to Legislative Inaction

StudentsFirst State Director Bradford Swann made the following statement regarding the Legislature’s decision to reject pro-student policies in HB 897: “Despite the valiant efforts of House leadership and Governor Deal, Georgia lawmakers failed to prioritize the needs of students and increase quality school choice options in our state. Read more

March 12, 2014 posted by Bradford Swann

Let the Good Charter Schools Grow

When my kid does something good—like eating his food without throwing any of it on the floor (or across the room)—I want to encourage that behavior. In fact, when anyone does anything good, we, as a society, generally try to reward that person in hopes of seeing more of it. Read more

February 24, 2014 posted by Bradford Swann

Georgia Tax Credit Scholarship Bill

For nearly 1,000 low-income Georgia families, a crisis looms on the horizon. Absent immediate action from the legislature, these parents and children could be forced to leave their current and chosen school come June. Read more

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