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Combating poverty step 1: Education

By   /  January 22, 2014  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Yesterday, I wrote about the news that Albany is still one of the poorest communities in the country.  Obviously, that’s not exactly a shock to most of us.  However, pointing out that fact will only do so much in changing anything.  Here at the Journal, we don’t just report the news, we do our [...]

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Georgia’s Virtual Charter, Connections Academy, welcomes “mid-year” switching if your child needs a new school right NOW

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal So, the holiday break is upon you and there is no avoiding one reality: Your child is miserable in their school. This might not be what you wanted to concentrate on during the winter break, but it’s not uncommon.

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Mega Millions jackpot stretches to $230M for drawing Friday

By   /  November 28, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet ATLANTA – Friday’s drawing for the Mega Millions jackpot marks an estimated $230 million to a single annuity winner. The jackpot began rolling Oct. 4 and has rolled 16 times. One winning ticket worth $5,000 was sold in Duluth from the Nov. 26 drawing. Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $230 million [...]

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Georgia Connections Academy, a public charter virtual school, still accepting students until September 30

By   /  September 24, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet special to the Journal These are the final days your first-8th grader can still register at Georgia Connections Academy, the state’s free completely online public charter school, said Principal Heather Robinson. Find out more by participating in one of the following free, online “information sessions” for parents to meet teachers, explore the curriculum and [...]

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Dream Depends On Education, Economic Mobility

By   /  September 16, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper On August 28th, we marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech. It is, of course, the one where he told that he had “a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the [...]

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Rolling Powerball boosts jackpot to $116M for Wednesday

By   /  August 27, 2013  /  News, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The Powerball jackpot is on a roll and has climbed to an estimated $116 million to a single annuity winner for Wednesday’s drawing. The jackpot has grown since Aug. 10 and has rolled five times.

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The Governor And The Super

By   /  August 27, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet by Charlie Harper The 2014 campaign season has been running in full force since late January, courtesy of Senator Saxby Chambliss’ announcement that he would not seek a third term. The resulting dominoes have opened up campaigns in three Congressional districts, with each of those incumbents’ decisions to seek higher office opening up various [...]

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A poor workforce doing more to keep away industry than litter

By   /  August 6, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Mayor Hubbard doesn’t like trash.  I get it.  Hundreds of Albanians have stepped up to her call to deal with litter around Albany.  Honestly, I don’t like to see it either and tip my hat at those intrepid souls who deal with the litter in our community.  Unfortunately for Mayor Hubbard, Albany has bigger [...]

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Worried About Privacy? How About Common Core?

By   /  July 23, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet The Battle for the MindPrint Print

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Common Core Is Now A Common Enemy of Conservatives

By   /  May 13, 2013  /  Charlie Harper, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet It is no longer polite to talk about the Common Core curriculum in many conservative circles.  Just as any proposal for immigration reform is immediately labeled “amnesty”, any talk of setting a national standard so that K-12 education can be portable as students move around the country or attend colleges out of state is [...]

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