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Georgia Council on Literacy tackling tough challenge head-on

by Dave Williams  | Capitol Beat News Service KENNESAW – Georgia’s low literacy rate can be fixed despite the dismal statistics currently plaguing educators, the head of a council of state legislators, literacy experts, teachers, and school district officials said Tuesday. “We will not shrink back from our mission,” Scott Johnson, chairman of the Georgia Council on Literacy, […]

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Legislation Roundup: Here are the education bills introduced this week

This week, the Senate Joint Education and Youth and Higher Education Committees held their first meetings of this year’s legislative session. Topics discussed in the committee included an overview of current literacy programs and new teacher training on reading instruction and professional development. Several education bills were also introduced in both the state House and […]

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President of Spelman College, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D. Announces Her Retirement

In a message to the University today, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., announced that she will retire as president of Spelman College at the end of this academic year, effective as of June 30, 2022. This announcement came after Campbell exceeded the $250 million fundraising goal. Since Dr. Campbell joined the Spelman community in 2015, there have been […]

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Morehouse College Clears Account Balances for Previously Enrolled Students

In a historic move, Morehouse College announced today that outstanding balances of students who have not enrolled for fall 2021 but were previously enrolled in spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021, and summer 2021 semesters have been cleared, effective Friday, July 30. The College’s goal is to provide assistance to students experiencing financial […]

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Griffin Spalding County Schools Board of Education public comment section clashes over critical race theory

Community members sparred over critical race theory being taught in Griffin-Spalding County Schools during public comment at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday. Despite Superintendent Keith Simmons’ previous declaration that critical race theory is not taught in the district, a clear division formed as members of the public expressed their opinions at the podium. The […]

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Georgia Spelling Bee Champion ties for 21st in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Ananya Augustine, Georgia’s 2021 Spelling Bee Champion, made it to the Semifinals of this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, before being eliminated from the competition last night. The 13-year-old from Henry County, misspelled the word colmatage, spelling it as “calmettage”. Despite the loss, Augustine is still one of the top 30 spellers in the nation […]

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Georgia State University Welcomes Dr. M. Brian Blake as President

ATLANTA — Dr. M. Brian Blake, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at George Washington University, has been named Georgia State University’s president by the University System Board of Regents. He begins his tenure Aug. 9. Blake, a computer scientist and software engineer, succeeds President Mark Becker, who led the university to unparalleled […]

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State School Board of Education Approves $1,000 Bonus for Georgia Teachers and Support Personnel

On Thursday the State Board of Education approved Governor Kemp and State Superintendent’s recommendation to provide a one-time, $1,000 bonus payment to every public school teacher and support personnel. This bonus, provided by federal stimulus, is a good faith effort that helps with the ability to recruit teachers and retention of talent  as educators have […]

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Perceived Threats of Caring Male Teacher

By Nathan Brown “Nathan Brown is a student of elementary education at Hamline University. He is a future educator who stands against the implementation of postmodern theory into public education and writes about these issues at He also creates children’s music under the name ‘Captain Cool Kid’, and his first album, “Songs 4 Every1”, is […]