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Study: School administrative bloat increased 700 percent since 1950

By   /  March 28, 2013  /  Around the nation, Education  /   Comments

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Tweet Written by Robby Soave of the Daily Caller News Foundation American schools suffer from constantly growing administrative bloat and an institutional culture that prioritizes research over teaching, two new studies have found.

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Bill Aims To Improve Teacher Evaluations

By   /  March 26, 2013  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Amidst all the headline bills regarding guns, ethics, hospital bed taxes and various attempts to repeal federal constitutional amendments, there are bills that affect some of the real problems Georgia has faced for far too long quietly moving through the legislature.  One such proposal – House Bill 244 – has passed the House and [...]

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Hating Albany

By   /  March 11, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet I’m a negative guy.  Don’t believe me?  Just ask most of our city leaders.  Oh, they may be very polite and not say anything negative about me, but I doubt they would disagree with you if you ask them how negative I am.  Take a look around town, and you can see where I’m [...]

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New UGA research helps explain why girls do better in school

By   /  January 3, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Athens, Ga. – Why do girls get better grades in elementary school than boys—even when they perform worse on standardized tests? New research from the University of Georgia and Columbia University published in the current issue of Journal of Human Resources suggests that it’s because of their classroom behavior, which may lead teachers to [...]

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Let’s think outside the box

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet It turns out that Georgia’s graduation rate sucks.  With just 67 percent of students graduating, it’s apparently the lowest in the Southeast.  Not something we want to put on our license plates, to be sure.  There’s clearly a lot of work to be done, but our low graduation rate may be the spur we [...]

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A letter to Dr. Lane Price

By   /  November 7, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet  Dear Dr. Price,  You have won. Many people throughout Albany applaud your victory, which probably feels very sweet to you at the moment. Enjoy it. You have a couple of months before you take office, so savor your victory. In January, you’ve got work to do. The educational system in Dougherty County can only [...]

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Charter Schools Give Students Opportunities

By   /  October 22, 2012  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet By Jan Jones- As a mother of four children currently enrolled in or graduates of Fulton County Schools, I care deeply about public education in my community and Georgia. I know public education changes lives by giving young people opportunities to fulfill their potential and achieve the American dream.

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Powerball jackpot rolls to $110M for Wednesday

By   /  September 12, 2012  /  Press Releases  /  Comments Off

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Tweet ATLANTA – The Powerball jackpot has rolled to an estimated $110 million to a single annuity winner for Wednesday’s drawing.

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Shocked! Shocked! That There May Be Gambling In Georgia

By   /  June 2, 2012  /  Charlie Harper, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     Republicans will be asked five non-binding questions when they vote in the July primary this year.  There will be the much publicized question about limiting gifts from lobbyists to legislators.  Voters will also be asked if active duty military members under the age of 21 should be allowed to obtain a Georgia [...]

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Local Colleges Offer Quality Education Too

By   /  May 31, 2012  /  M. Douglas, Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet     Choosing the right college for many graduates from one of the four local high schools can be a difficult task.  Is it really a hard decision to make?  Some students have already applied and been accepted to a number of colleges or universities in Georgia and abroad.  Others have pondered the question [...]

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