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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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Legislation To Help Failing Schools In DeKalb

From the Fact Checker blog >> Governor Deal unveiled a plan Wednesday allowing the state to assume management and operations of failing schools. This post was adapted from How Nathan Deal’s bid to rescue failing schools would work by Greg … Continue reading

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More bad news: State releases list of lowest-performing schools

According to yesterday’s AJC, “The Georgia Department of Education released a list of the state’s 78 lowest performing public schools Tuesday as part of its still-developing accountability system.” These are the DeKalb schools on the list: DeKalb Transition School (achievement) … Continue reading

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