Tag Archives: CCRPI

Gov. Deal’s overhaul list of failing schools gets mixed reactions

“I believe the governor’s proposed plan is just in the exploratory phase, but we should hear it out,” said Orson. “We have to do something. Parents at failing schools in this district and across the state are eager to find the solution, whatever that may be. As more and more meetings pop up across the county and state on this issue, I expect them to be well attended by parents looking for answers.” Continue reading

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Good News about some Dekalb Schools!

Last week, the Georgia Department of Education announced that thirty-eight of the 235 schools on the DOE’s watchlist of struggling schools had improved enough to get off the list (http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/some-metro-atlanta-schools-make-it-off-struggling-/njXCn/). Three Dekalb County schools –Indian Creek Elementary, Martin Luther King … Continue reading

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Oh my how we need an education-focused superintendent

Michael Thurmond’s work here is done. It is well past time to replace him with someone who understands education and will focus on students and their teachers. DeKalb, Georgia School Scores Drop in 2014 The district’s average College and Career … Continue reading

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DeKalb’s new CCRPI scores: 66.4, 73.5, 71.2

State School Superintendent John Barge on Tuesday released first-year results of the Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index, the state’s new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind Adequate Yearly Progress measurement. The CCRPI measures schools and … Continue reading

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