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School Board renews teacher contract, ignores tribunal recommendation

By   /  October 25, 2012  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports The Dougherty County Board of Education unanimously voted to renew the contract of Nikki Lyons, a first year teacher at Turner Elementary, despite the CRCT tribunal’s recommendation yesterday.

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SCHOOL SYSTEM PROBLEMS

By   /  July 29, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /  Comments Off

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Tweet The latest Dougherty County School System controversy is another embarrassment to a system that has had more than its share in recent years. The system likely will have to repay the state more than $100,000 in misspent federal grant money. The most serious issue . . . a contract worth more than $90,000 to [...]

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Cheating found on CRCT

By   /  December 28, 2011  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Written by Jim Wilcox, general manager of WALB.     Well the report is in and we all now know there was not only cheating on Dougherty County CRCT tests…there was wide-spread cheating. Long before the governor appointed special investigators to set up shop in town to get to the bottom of the test [...]

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CRCT PROBE: Murfree’s new directive to teachers: Fully cooperate

By   /  August 3, 2011  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp   Dougherty County Schools Superintendent Joshua Murfree admonished his staffers Tuesday to cooperate with state investigators who return to Albany this month to determine whether educators altered students’ Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores.

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The scandal that wouldn’t die

By   /  July 30, 2011  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The CRCT scandal might just go down in local history as the scandal that wouldn’t die. At first, we were told that it was over. Gov. Deal apparently had seen enough and decided to move on. Then we were told, “Not so fast,” it isn’t even close to being over. Last week, we learn [...]

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