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Exit interview: Nathan Deal on the issue that brings him to tears, why he didn’t expand Medicaid, and more
On January 14, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal hands the keys to Brian Kemp and will settle in Habersham County, where he and his wife, Sandra, will retire. He looks back at criminal justice reform, the issue that brings him to tears, why he didn’t expand Medicaid, the religious liberty bill, and the importance of baby steps.
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Atlanta Public Schools embarks on another full year of its journey of transformation
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) continues a journey of transformation that creates choice-filled lives for each and every child in Atlanta.
How Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School is trying to keep its student body diverse
ANCS’s diversity that was such a point of pride had become a victim of gentrification. In 2014, the school instituted a plan to boost the enrollment of students living on low incomes. “Diverse by design,” as the effort is called, has gained traction among charter schools across the nation, as the effort is called, has gained traction among charter schools across the nation, as more and more seek to assemble a student body of different socioeconomic statuses and racial backgrounds.
Gold Dome Preview: Eleven issues to watch during the 2016 legislative session
Many more details will be revealed in the next few weeks. But here are some of the key questions the lawmakers on their way to Atlanta face coming into the 2016 legislative session.
Purses with purpose: Whitby helps fund education for underprivileged girls
You’d be hard-pressed to describe most luxury handbags as having a “social mission,” unless you count impressing the wearer’s friends at a cocktail party. Not so for Atlanta-based Whitby Handbags’ line of Saffiano leather arm candy, which helps fund education for underprivileged girls around the globe.
Private School Pros
Whether it’s for academics, class size, discipline, or faith-based preference, every parent at some point looks at the buffet of public and private schools then decides what is best for their child.
Special Needs? Special Schools.
Thorough research by parents can turn up traditional private schools that offer learning support to students, either through the school itself or through a partnership with a public school.
Paying for Private
Private school is not just for the wealthy. Most schools offer a host of financial assistance programs through grants, scholarships, work study programs, and other ways to make a private school tuition possible across all economic lines.
26. Meria Carstarphen
When she arrived from Austin last year, Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Meria Carstarphen inherited a system reeling from a scandal of historic proportions. With the cheating trial finally over, she’s begun the slow process of raising graduation rates from 58.6 percent (now 59.1 percent) in a 50,000- student school system rife with economic inequality.
12. Mark Becker
Since Becker took over as president of Georgia State University in 2009, the graduation rate has risen by 10 percent and the school has set records for enrollment and total number of graduates.