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Hall County and Gainesville school systems keep eye on class sizes


Both Hall County and Gainesville school systems have had increases, though Gainesville has not increased class size since 2010.
Source: Gainesville Times

 One World Academy in south Forsyth County folds, leaving parents in a bind
The eight families are trying to recover tuition paid in advance from a now defunct foreign language immersion school.
Source: Forsyth News

 West Georgia Technical College Coweta Campus now open
Source: Newnan Times-Herald

 Wayne County BOE prepares for E-SPLOST campaign
Source: The Press-Sentinel

 Large crowd attends Catoosa County BOE’s talk on tax hike
The school board decided to hike the property tax rate by 11%.

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography no longer stands alone but still research focused
Source: Savannah Morning News

Moultrie Technical College honors largest donor
Clarence Smith has donated land and money to the school. The land is being used for the college’s fish and wildlife management program.
Source: WALB-TV

• Moultrie Tech honors Clarence Smith for contributions to school
Clarence Smith was recognized for his support and donations made to the MTC Foundation Inc. with the naming of the Conference Center for Smith.
Source: Tifton Gazette 

$9.9 million of Georgia’s Race to the Top grant funding is in jeopardy, says U.S. DOE
In a letter to Tuesday, officials said the threat to withhold funding stemmed from the state’s failure to implement a performance-based teacher and leader evaluation program.

• State School Superintendent Barge responds to US DOE threat to remove $9.9 million from Georgia
Said Dr. Barge: “We listened to our educators in districts across the state, who told us that we needed another year to work on the implementation of performance measures for high-stakes personnel decisions in subjects where we do not have a standardized test. The state of Georgia is not ready to implement a statewide merit pay system.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

Muscogee County School District sets Friday as Verification Day
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

A look at seven UGA players who play for Cincinnati Bengals
They may have come from the same school, but the seven have vastly different careers at the Bengels.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Peach County BOE denies charter school petition
Now, the charter school members will await a vote from the state Board of Education, which can override the local school board and approve the charter high school in Byron.
Source: Macon Telegraph

New teachers with Gwinnett County Public Schools prepare for school year
There are 1,200 new teachers in the system.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

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