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Study: Georgia Performance Standards More Rigorous and Detailed than Common Core

From Carly Sharec in the Gainesville Times: Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, released independent study results Aug. 5 that showed the previous Georgia Performance Standards were more rigorous and detailed than Common Core. “This is a study that’s not just pulled … Continue reading

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Pro School Choice Scholar Urges Georgia to Drop Common Core, Too

One of the nation’s most widely read education writers is Maureen Downey of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. In her continued reporting on Georgia’s decision to drop PARCC tests, Downey included a letter from Robert Holland, Senior Fellow for Education Policy … Continue reading

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Georgia Drops Out of PARCC; Will Florida Soon Follow?

From Wayne Washington in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution:  Georgia leaders announced today that the state will not offer a new and expensive standardized test tied to the controversial set of national standards called Common Core. In rejecting the test, Gov. Nathan … Continue reading

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Georgia State GOP Committee Passes Resolution Against Common Core

From Marietti Daily Journal reporter Lindsay Field: MARIETTA — The chess match over Georgia’s involvement in a controversial program  to create nationwide educational standards got deeper over the  weekend.The State Committee of the Georgia Republican Party adopted a  resolution Saturday that … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Georgia Republicans Pull Parent Trigger Bill “Amid Concerns From It’s Own Party”

Parent Trigger died in the Georgia senate after the bill was pulled by it’ republican sponsor because members of his own party raised serious concerns.  The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Edward Lindsey (R-Atlanta), withdrew the bill when it became clear it … Continue reading

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The Nation’s Most Powerful Pro-Voucher, Pro-Charter School Group Applauds Tony Bennett’s Florida Appointment

From MELODIKA.net: The American Federation for Children—the nation’s voice for educational choice—today praised the appointment of outgoing Indiana state superintendent Tony Bennett as Florida’s next education commissioner. Bennett, who is serving in his last month as state superintendent of public … Continue reading

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Georgia Republican Ed Commish Against State Control of Charter Schools

Unlike in Florida’s dysfunctional education infrastructure, Georgia school’s chief is elected. But Georgia’s republican legislators wanted to be more like Florida by establishing a state agency which controlled oversight of charter schools. “No good” says state superintendent John Barge on a ballot … Continue reading

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Unlike Florida, Georgia Did Not Mandate Online Learning

An Orlando Sentinel story earlier this week reported that 11 percent of Florida students  do not have home internet access. The Florida Association of Instructional Materials Association says the number is much higher at a staggering  33 percent. None of … Continue reading

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Charter Schools USA Rejected in Georgia, Enraged Lawmakers Target School Board

Dick Yarborough reporting last week included this tidbit about Charter USA’s attempt to open a school in Cherokee County, Georgia: In Miami-Dade and Broward counties, the (Miami) Herald reported, almost two-thirds of charter schools are run by management companies, which charge fees … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Another Georgia District Falls Under the Gaze of Investigators

From Christina Samuels of Education Week: Fresh off their report on cheating in Atlanta, state investigators are getting ready to ramp up an investigation into possible cheating in the 16,000-student Dougherty County school district, headquartered in Albany about 170 miles south … Continue reading

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