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How do we entice great teachers to move to remote rural schools?

How do we entice great teachers to move to remote rural schools? | Learning in Georgia | Scoop.it
Dixie Edalgo and Allyson Reyer both graduated first in their class in Georgia public schools. Both now attend in-state public colleges. But for these valedictorians, the road to college was dramatically different.
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How do we entice great teachers to move to remote rural schools?

How do we entice great teachers to move to remote rural schools? | Learning in Georgia | Scoop.it
Dixie Edalgo and Allyson Reyer both graduated first in their class in Georgia public schools. Both now attend in-state public colleges. But for these valedictorians, the road to college was dramatically different.
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Georgia Legislative Caucus to join lawsuit against Gov. Nathan Deal ...

Georgia voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment that will allow a state committee to authorize charter schools, but some legislators and educators are not dropping their fight to stop it.
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Advice on improving Rural Schools

My blog entry on rural schools, prompted by an AJC Sunday story on rural education in Georgia, spurred a lot of comments, including this email from retired. ... prisoners” is never more true in our schools than it is today.
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“I don’t love teaching because my job is no longer teaching.” | Get Schooled

North Carolina teacher Kris Nielsen wrote a provocative and lengthy essay for his blog Middle Grades Mastery. It begins:  I love teaching.
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21 GA schools get grants to fight obesity in kids

Georgia health officials have announced that 21 schools have gotten grants to help fight childhood obesity.
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School Board Member, State Rep. Clash Over Charter Amendment ...

School Board Member, State Rep. Clash Over Charter Amendment ... | Learning in Georgia | Scoop.it
If passed, the amendment will change the state Constitution to allow the reformation of the seven-member Georgia Charter Schools Commission, which was created in 2008 but struck down by the state Supreme Court in 2011.
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Darton opens it's doors for PROBE college fair - MySouthwestGA.com

Darton opens it's doors for PROBE college fair - MySouthwestGA.com | Learning in Georgia | Scoop.it
ALBANY, GA -- Darton State College was visited Friday morning by high school students from all over Georgia. Darton held a college fair for the students to show them what edcuation after high school has to offer.
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Georgia State Bans Smoking, Tobacco Use On Campus « CBS Atlanta

Georgia State Bans Smoking, Tobacco Use On Campus « CBS Atlanta | Learning in Georgia | Scoop.it
ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) - Georgia State University has banned smoking and tobacco use on most of its campus. Officials say the University Senate took the action last week for the Atlanta campus.
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State Senate Candidates Talk Jobs, Education

State Senate Candidates Talk Jobs, Education | Learning in Georgia | Scoop.it

"State Senate Candidates Talk Jobs, EducationPatch.comBringing jobs to Georgia and improving education were on the minds of State Senate candidates at a voter information forum at Johns Creek High School Tuesday night." -Patch.com

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Columbus State offers new benefit for veterans - WTVM

Columbus State offers new benefit for veterans - WTVM | Learning in Georgia | Scoop.it
Columbus State offers new benefit for veteransWTVMAt Columbus State, the program will benefit veterans eligible for 100 percent Post-9/11 G.I. Bill education benefits who would be charged out-of-state tuition.
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One should know the facts of the Charter Amendment - vote No

As Georgia citizens, stakeholders, and voters we sit at a crossroads in deciding the long-term health of our public education system. Opening the floodgates to for-profit charter schools across the state of Georgia will have ...
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State-chartered school proponents show a lot of brass - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Columbus Ledger-EnquirerState-chartered school proponents show a lot of brass Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)By that definition, supporters of Amendment 1, the proposal to create a system of state-chartered schools around Georgia, have more...
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2 sides use ground game in Ga. charter school vote

The increasingly bitter fight in Georgia over a constitutional amendment to allow more state charter schools isn't likely to play out in expensive television ads before the Nov.
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An addition to Augusta School

An addition to Augusta School | Learning in Georgia | Scoop.it
The three-story, 172,000 square-foot state-of-the-art simulation center and interdisciplinary academic building will support innovative education to graduate more physicians and dentists. Georgia Health Sciences University ...
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Georgia Board of Ed Launches Public Relations

Georgia Board of Ed Launches Public Relations | Learning in Georgia | Scoop.it
A public relations campaign is underway in Georgia — spearheaded by the State Board of Education — to paint the state's public schools in a more positive light.
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Graduating to a pay gap: Female college grads still earn less than male counterparts | Get Schooled

Graduating to a pay gap: Female college grads still earn less than male counterparts | Get Schooled | Learning in Georgia | Scoop.it
The American Association of University Women released a report last week on lingering gender inequities in salary.
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Students at Macon school get cash for AP success

Some students and teachers at a high school in Macon are getting a cash incentive for success on Advanced Placement tests.
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APS Students Return To School Amid Scandal

As the Atlanta Public School system battles to recover from a cheating scandal that ousted more than 100 educators, and an $8 million deficit, students returned to classrooms Monday morning.
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TV ad for charter schools puts a young lady in uniform - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

13WMAZTV ad for charter schools puts a young lady in uniformAtlanta Journal Constitution (blog)(1) I'm calling BS on you being an active Democrat in the State of Georgia. First, we are not all that happy.
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Georgia education leaders study plan that would tie college funds to success - The Republic

GPBGeorgia education leaders study plan that would tie college funds to successThe RepublicATLANTA — Georgia is making plans that would change the way it funds public colleges in the state, tying the money to performance measures such as graduation...
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Correcting errors of charter school foes - The Citizen.com

Correcting errors of charter school foes - The Citizen.com | Learning in Georgia | Scoop.it
WXIA-TVCorrecting errors of charter school foesThe Citizen.comIn Georgia, all charter schools are operated by their own boards with members selected according to the charter the parents helped write. They are not operated by the state of Georgia.
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News Nearby: BOE Member, State Rep Clash Over Charter ...

News Nearby: BOE Member, State Rep Clash Over Charter ... | Learning in Georgia | Scoop.it
Bringing jobs to Georgia and improving education were on the minds of State Senate candidates at a voter information forum at Johns Creek High School Tuesday night. State Sen. John Albers (R-District 56) faced his Democratic challenger, ...
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Student Success is hurt by decreasing state support

The survey found that the state's lack of support for education diminishes learning opportunities for students by forcing school districts to shorten the school year, increase class size, reduce the number of teachers and cut teacher pay.
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Georgia charter amendment would tilt power to state

Georgia charter amendment would tilt power to state | Learning in Georgia | Scoop.it
Barge said in a recent interview that the state shouldn't divert any existing education spending until all Georgia systems restore a full, 180-day school year with smaller classroom sizes. Deal answered in a recent public ...
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Teacher allegedly posts pictures of students on 'CreepShot' website

Teacher allegedly posts pictures of students on 'CreepShot' website | Learning in Georgia | Scoop.it
A substitute teacher in Coweta County is accused of taking pictures of students and posting them on a "Creeper" website.
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