Tag Archives: SACS

GAC Accreditation Update

From Stan Jester’s post at the Fact Checker >> Pursuant to state law (O.C.G.A. § 20-3-519) in order to qualify for the HOPE Scholarship, a student must attend a school accredited by SACS (AdvancEd) or The Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC). … Continue reading

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Accrediting chief rebuked in Dunwoody

By Dick Williams For The Crier [reposting in part] A response to a reporter’s question last week at a Buckhead luncheon by the chief executive of SACS/AdvancED, the school accrediting agency, set off angry comments in Dunwoody. Dr. Mark Elgart, … Continue reading

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Big news day for DeKalb Schools

Several DCSS news items have hit the [newsstands] today. These items follow the big debate on the Georgia Gang Sunday, where Dick Williams is quoted as having said, “And, the SACS report on DeKalb County was shoddy and flawed. Jeff, … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, Gene Walker, Michael Thurmond, SACS/Accreditation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 20 Comments

‘Optimal School District Size’

Reposted with permission from Nancy Jester’s blog: “We had some fascinating education headlines last week.  Perhaps none more interesting than the report of comments made by Mark Elgart, CEO of AdvancED, the accreditation conglomerate that owns many regional accreditors including … Continue reading

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SACS does not have to produce open records

Due to the fact that they are a private, non-profit company, SACS does not have to comply with Open Records. Although Sam Olens disagrees, we think a change in law is necessary. If a private company has the power to … Continue reading

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