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Gov. Seeks State Powers to Fix Struggling Schools

Monday, January 12, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Meg Thornton
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AJC, Jan. 10, 2015 

Gov. Nathan Deal wants to give the state broad new powers to take over failing schools, embarking on a stark shift away from current policy that largely leaves the challenge of reviving Georgia’s worst schools to local districts.

 

Deal will urge lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment during the legislative session that begins Monday to give the state the authority to shutter failing schools, run them directly or convert them to charters. The proposal would create an “opportunity school district” with its own superintendent and oversight authority. [Read entire ACJ article ... ]


 

Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) 
P.O. Box 942270 | Atlanta, GA 31141-2270 
Phone: 770-216-8555 (Metro Atlanta) or 800-334-6861 

www.pageinc.org 

 

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