Friday, January 28, 2011

Food For Thought ... and A Call to Action!

Would you like a copy of Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education's Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2011?

Send an email to Bill Maddox at . GPEE can provide up to 2 copies for free and will ask for postage reimbursement for more than that.

This year's issue includes 10 indicators that show where Georgia is in relation to states ranked 20th in a particular category. It shows how far we have to go, as a state, to crack the Top 20! DCSS has even further to go under present Palace "leadership" and their BOE-supported philosophy of "Act Now, Plan Later."

You can also read and download GPEE's Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2011, as well as other relevant reports -- including Top Ten Issues for previous years -- online.

The Top Ten Issues for 2011 are:

  1. Georgia's new leaders: where will they take us
  2. Continuing our Race To The Top
  3. Early learning: quality and access for our children
  4. Confronting poverty: a dire need
  5. Eradicating gaps in student achievement
  6. College and career readiness: are we getting it right
  7. Getting a handle on school choice
  8. Scraping the barrel: our new school funding model
  9. Understanding teacher effectiveness
  10. The need for honest and accurate data


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this Sandy!!!

Anonymous said...

Ask any teacher, and they'll say: Parents are half the problem:
"Police: Mom takes kids out of school to rob Lilburn bank"

Three DeKalb County teens got an unusual field trip Friday when the mother of one of them allegedly checked them out of school so they could accompany her on a bank heist.

Police in Lilburn said Tawander Simmons, 35, of Stone Mountain, robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in the 5500 block of Lawrenceville Highway with three teens Friday morning.

Simmons checked her son Benny Brice, 17, and the two other boys, out of Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain just before the robbery, Deputy Chief of Police Bruce Hedley said.

Three suspects armed with at least one handgun entered the bank at 9 a.m., took cash and ran to a car occupied by a fourth suspect, Hedley said.

A witness called police, and minutes later Lilburn officers spotted the red Toyota Corolla and gave chase.

The suspects crashed into a railroad track at East Ponce de Leon Avenue and I-285 near Clarkston.

Police arrested Simmons and her son and two other teens, both from Lithonia: Glenn Broom, 18, and David Rollins, 17.

Anonymous said...

I will be watching those 10 important and critical things as I watch the paint dry on the wall.

Anonymous said...

The cost analysis is out! According to AJC at Get Schooled Blog, Centralized Plan Option 1 saves 150 million dollars the next 10 years. But get this, DECENTRALIZED OPTION 2 SAVES 160 MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

A million dollars more in savings per year to keep the magnets in place. Interesting they come out with this AFTER the Public Workshops on the plan.