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August 15, 2014 via AJC.com

Why the Pentagon backs Common Core

Growing up in a military family, we moved a lot. And by “a lot,” I mean attending 12 different schools in 10 different districts from kindergarten through high school. We went through childhood knowing that any evening, Dad could walk in the front door to announce that he had just gotten orders again, and that we’d soon be moving to the other side of the country or even the planet. Full article

August 3, 2014 via Rome News-Tribune

Educators: Common Core Performance Standards stresses integration, reasoning skills

With the start of the new school year, local educators are also beginning their third year using Common Core Performance Standards, and they are liking what they see. Full article

June 20, 2014 via Albany Herald

ANDREW LEWIS: Ray Charles’ words inspire education reform

Ray Charles, the great singer from Albany once said, “There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we’re here to explore new possibilities.” Full article

June 16, 2014 via WABE - NPR

New Tests Will Affect Teacher Evaluations

Public school students will be held to higher standards next year under the Georgia Milestones assessments. But teachers will also receive a score based on the test results. Full article

June 3, 2014 via Education Week

Georgia Battles to Beat Race to Top Head Winds

Nearly four years after Georgia pulled into the Race to the Top winner's circle, the state still has a rocky climb to the education redesign summit initially envisioned in its application for a share of the federal grant jackpot. Full article

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October 23, 2014 posted by Michael O’Sullivan

Governor Deal Puts Students First

At StudentsFirst Georgia, we’re supporting the man who supports students in Georgia’s education system: Governor Nathan Deal. Read more

October 6, 2014 posted by Eric Wearne

Why Status-Quo Logic Fails in Education

Governor Deal’s suggestion to set up a statewide school district to turn around Georgia’s worst schools is getting a lot of pushback from the typical status-quo crowd. Read more

July 22, 2014

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