Tag: Claire Suggs

School District Funding Squeeze Continues

School districts across Georgia face financial challenges that limit their ability to meet the needs of all students, especially when they’re from low-income families. This jeopardizes Georgia’s economic future. The state needs a skilled workforce to attract and develop industries

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Three Colquitt County schools climb off state watch list

Dozens of struggling schools that were once flagged for state support have since made strides. The state Department of Education announced this week that one-third of the 274 schools identified as “focus” or “priority” schools because achievement gaps or low

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School choice presents challenges in rural Georgia

This year could be a big one for school choice. State lawmakers are considering expanding a program that gives tax credits to Georgians who help bankroll private school scholarships. Supporters say the program gives students in public schools better access to other

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School leaders look ahead to 2017

Looking ahead to the new year, Gainesville and Hall County school officials remain committed to managing growth and funding capital projects, while staying focused on student achievement. Gainesville School Board Chairwoman Delores Diaz said that adding to the challenges ahead

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