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November 04, 2020

Two Black Democrats Beat Republican Incumbents to Transform a Suburban School Board

The school board in Gwinnett County, Ga., will shift from a 4-1 white Republican majority to a 3-2 Black Democratic majority, mirroring demographic changes in the county.

May 04, 2020

Desegregation Order Lifted on Georgia School District in Coronavirus Hotspot

Dougherty County, a largely black school district in an region heavily affected by coronavirus, is no longer subject to desegregation orders first imposed in 1963.

October 28, 2019

Key Lessons From a 2020 Principal of the Year

Principal Kerensa Wing, who was just selected as the principal of the year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, prioritizes staff development, equity, and student voice in her 3,000 student high school.

March 27, 2017

Georgia School Turnaround Bill Advances

If a Georgia bill becomes law, the state board of education will hire a new "chief turnaround officer," who will work with schools whose achievement ranks them in the state's bottom 5 percent.

November 11, 2016

Georgia Governor Pledges Continued Focus on Struggling Schools

Gov. Nathan Deal's signature education proposal—a state-run district that would take over low-performing schools—lost at the polls on Tuesday.

November 09, 2016

Georgia Voters Defeat State-Run District for Struggling Schools

The ballot question's defeat is a blow to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who championed the creation of a statewide school district to take over some of the state's lowest-performing schools.

October 12, 2016

Universities Chosen for $47 Million Overhaul of Principal Preparation

The seven universities—all in different states—will work on redesigning their principal preparation programs in partnership with their states and local school districts where their graduates go to work.

September 29, 2016

Lawsuit Challenges Georgia's Ballot Question on Statewide School District

A lawsuit asks the court for an injunction to stop a statewide district from going into effect in Georgia if a Nov. 8 ballot measure passes, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.


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