Moments before Gov. Nathan Deal announced one of the most difficult decisions since taking office, he hurriedly huddled with DeKalb lawmakers and warned them what was coming. The path he took to get there will help define his time in the governor’s mansion.
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Staff writers Nancy Badertscher and Ty Tagami contributed to this story.
How education fares in a community affects more than students and teachers. Economic well-being and quality of life also can see fallout from a decline in the status of schools. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has been following the accreditation issue in DeKalb County —- and in other metro school systems —- since concerns arose. Today, we look at why the state’s top official stepped into the fight and what effects beyond DeKalb that decision could have.
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