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Richmond County schools prep for new accountability measure


Superintendent Frank Roberson’s cabinet has developed a plan to better monitor student achievement data and work with principals on a consistent leadership protocol for their schools.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday

Split between public and private schools in Marion County causes issues 
Public and private schools continue to play each other in the regular season.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Saturday

Muscogee County Superintendent candidate praised by colleagues
David Lewis, 56, the associate superintendent for learning in Polk County, Fla., is expected to receive a unanimous vote and be hired when the Muscogee County School Board convenes during a called meeting at noon Tuesday, 16 months after Susan Andrews announced her retirement.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/Sunday

• Muscogee County BOE to vote on contract for Phillips 
Interim superintendent John Phillips Jr. could become assistant to the new superintendent through August 31 if the vote passes.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 

AT&T donates $50,000 to support Georgia College Advising Corps
The corps places college graduates as advisors in underserved high schools to provide individualized support and activities specifically for college preparedness; two Augusta high schools will benefit.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Sunday

Back-to-school shopping in full swing in midstate
Source: Macon Telegraph/Sunday

‘Stop arm cameras’ to be installed on Gwinnett County buses
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Savannah-Chatham students to face new ‘high stakes’ test 
An additional test is being proposed — the Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress test.
Source: Savannah Morning News

State’s public colleges and universities can’t use state funds for domestic partner benefits, says Huckaby
University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby recently said Georgia’s public colleges and universities can’t use state funds to pay for domestic partner benefits under current law and policy.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Atlanta Public Schools outspend other districts on administration
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Houston County schools get major face-lifts
Source: Macon Telegraph

Middle Georgia State College offers new payment plan to students
The college recently partnered with Nelnet Business Solutions to allow students to pay each semester’s tuition and fees over time. Students have until Aug. 2 to sign up.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Gwinnett Technical College gets $100,000 from Cisco Systems
The money will fund the college’s Accelerated Learning Program.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post


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