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Ty Tagami

Ty Tagami writes about K-12 education, focusing on statewide issues. Since 2002, he has covered government, politics, crime and schools for the AJC.

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Students to converge on Morehouse for sexual assault prevention
 
             Students pressing for more aggressive college responses to sexual assault will gather at Morehouse College today. Survivors will share their experiences in pressing for stronger sexual assault prevention, according to the National Leadership Institute, which pushes for campus plans to prevent sexual assault. Students from Georgia...

Posted: 6 days ago

Students pressing for more aggressive college responses to sexual assault will gather at Morehouse College today. Survivors will share their experiences in pressing for stronger sexual assault prevention, according to the National Leadership Institute, which pushes for campus plans to prevent sexual assault. Students from Georgia...
Gov. Deal suspends Dooly county school board members
 Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday suspended all five members of the Dooly County school board, after an independent organization threatened the school district’s accreditation over “governance” issues. Georgia law gives the governor the authority to remove such locally-elected school board members when their districts are at risk...

Posted: 8 days ago

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday suspended all five members of the Dooly County school board, after an independent organization threatened the school district’s accreditation over “governance” issues. Georgia law gives the governor the authority to remove such locally-elected school board members when their districts are at risk...
Gov. Deal suspends Dooly County school board members
 Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday suspended all five members of the Dooly County school board, after an independent organization threatened the school district’s accreditation over “governance” issues. Georgia law gives the governor the authority to remove such locally-elected school board members when their districts are at risk...

Posted: 8 days ago

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday suspended all five members of the Dooly County school board, after an independent organization threatened the school district’s accreditation over “governance” issues. Georgia law gives the governor the authority to remove such locally-elected school board members when their districts are at risk...
Black vote helped sink Opportunity School District
 Black voters have historically supported the creation of charter schools in Georgia, but they were a major force in the election day defeat of the referendum that could have turned low-scoring schools in their neighborhoods into the independently run schools. Majority black metro Atlanta precincts voted overwhelmingly in 2012 to let the state...

Posted: 11 days ago

Black voters have historically supported the creation of charter schools in Georgia, but they were a major force in the election day defeat of the referendum that could have turned low-scoring schools in their neighborhoods into the independently run schools. Majority black metro Atlanta precincts voted overwhelmingly in 2012 to let the state...
Black vote helped sink Opportunity School District
 Black voters have historically supported the creation of charter schools in Georgia, but they were a major force in the election day defeat of the referendum that could have turned low-scoring schools in their neighborhoods into the independently run schools. Majority black metro Atlanta precincts voted overwhelmingly in 2012 to let the state...

Posted: 11 days ago

Black voters have historically supported the creation of charter schools in Georgia, but they were a major force in the election day defeat of the referendum that could have turned low-scoring schools in their neighborhoods into the independently run schools. Majority black metro Atlanta precincts voted overwhelmingly in 2012 to let the state...
Black Atlanta voters behind decisive defeat of Amendment 1
 Black voters have historically supported the creation of charter schools in Georgia, but they were a major force in the election day defeat of the referendum that could have turned low-scoring schools in their neighborhoods into the independently run schools. Majority black metro Atlanta precincts voted overwhelmingly in 2012 to let the state...

Posted: 11 days ago

Black voters have historically supported the creation of charter schools in Georgia, but they were a major force in the election day defeat of the referendum that could have turned low-scoring schools in their neighborhoods into the independently run schools. Majority black metro Atlanta precincts voted overwhelmingly in 2012 to let the state...
Humidity may slow fire in northwest Georgia but northeast still raging
 Firefighters in northwest Georgia have made significant progress in containing the fire burning through the Cohutta Wilderness Area, and high humidity there is expected to bring some relief, but lower humidity in the northeastern part of the state will bring little aide in the battle against the Rock Mountain fire. The Rough Ridge fire in...

Posted: 11 days ago

Firefighters in northwest Georgia have made significant progress in containing the fire burning through the Cohutta Wilderness Area, and high humidity there is expected to bring some relief, but lower humidity in the northeastern part of the state will bring little aide in the battle against the Rock Mountain fire. The Rough Ridge fire in...
Humidity may slow fire in northwest Georgia but northeast still raging
 Firefighters in northwest Georgia have made significant progress in containing the fire burning through the Cohutta Wilderness Area, and high humidity there is expected to bring some relief, but lower humidity in the northeastern part of the state will bring little aide in the battle against the Rock Mountain fire. The Rough Ridge fire in...

Posted: 11 days ago

Firefighters in northwest Georgia have made significant progress in containing the fire burning through the Cohutta Wilderness Area, and high humidity there is expected to bring some relief, but lower humidity in the northeastern part of the state will bring little aide in the battle against the Rock Mountain fire. The Rough Ridge fire in...
Rock Mountain Fire, largely uncontained, has closed these roads

Posted: 11 days ago

The Rock Mountain in the Chattooga River Ranger District of northeast Georgia continue to burn unabated, only 35 percent contained with about 600 personnel pitted against it. Pre-evacuations in Rabun County are planned for these areas, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday: These roads are closed: For more information about the Rock Mountain...
Rock Mountain Fire, largely uncontained, has closed these roads

Posted: 11 days ago

The Rock Mountain in the Chattooga River Ranger District of northeast Georgia continue to burn unabated, only 35 percent contained with about 600 personnel pitted against it. Pre-evacuations in Rabun County are planned for these areas, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday: These roads are closed: For more information about the Rock Mountain...