Get Schooled: Is it possible no one at Grady or other APS high schools knew about football fraud?
The football players who were fraudulently enrolled at Grady High School will have to leave the school, and parents who falsified documents could be required to pay up to $10,000 a year in tuition to Atlanta Public Schools, according to APS school chief Erroll Davis, shown here in a photo.
Get Schooled: U.S. scores in a holding pattern: Where did our schools go off track?
In his Top Performers blog for Education Week, Marc Tucker ponders the flatlining of American education performance since the 1970s and postulates causes.
He says it can’t be money since the U.S. spends plenty, more than many of the countries that outperform us on international tests.
However, it may ...
Get Schooled: Fulton tells its charter story in great video
Well done video by Fulton County Schools on its new charter district status:
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Get Schooled: Free lunches: Is it kids or parents who should be sweeping the cafeteria floors?
U.S. Rep Jack Kingston, R-Ga., has created a firestorm with his comment at a Jackson County Republican Party event that low-income kids earn their free lunch at school.
The Savannah Republican who's running for Senate said: "But one of the things I’ve talked to the secretary of agriculture about: Why ...
Get Schooled: Early Christmas present for state: $51 million to expand child care for low-income families
From my AJC colleague Nancy Badertscher this morning: Georgia has won a $51 million early childhood grant:
According to her story:
The state will receive $51 million over four years to expand access to high-quality child care for low-income families, to increase training for early childhood teachers ...
Get Schooled: NAEP: Some progress for Atlanta, but is it enough?
I participated in a press call on the release of the 2013 scores of the 21 urban school districts who volunteered to have their fourth and eighth grade math and reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reported. NAEP scores are otherwise released at the national and state ...
Get Schooled: New state report: Maximize impact of digital learning
From the governor’s office today:
Gov. Nathan Deal today released the final report of recommendations from his Digital Learning Task Force. Formed by Deal in April 2012, the task force developed a cohesive strategy to improve student achievement through digital learning implementation across the state.
“Georgia students need 21st ...
Get Schooled: Plea deals in APS cheating case: Good legal strategy or admission of weak case?
I ran an opinion piece last month from former state lawmaker E. Wycliffe (Wyc) Orr, an attorney in Gainesville. He argued that the felony prosecutions of 35 educators implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal was an expensive and ill-conceived overreach by the Fulton DA, writing: