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Ty Tagami

Education reporter

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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Georgia PTA slams state over new wording for constitutional amendment
Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation last year that asks voters to amend the state constitution to allow a takeover of low-performing schools and the local tax dollars that support them. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

6:46 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

A group that represents a quarter million Georgia parents says Gov. Nathan Deal and state lawmakers are being “deceptive” and even “intentionally misleading” with wording they have chosen for November’s constitutional amendment affecting schools. Amendment 1 on the Nov. 8 ballot would create a statewide school district with a superintendent ...
PTA slams new ballot wording on Opportunity School District amendment
Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation last year for a proposed constitutional amendment that empowers the state to take control of low-performing schools and the local tax dollars that fund them. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Updated: 1:31 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

The group that represents Georgia parents says Gov. Nathan Deal and state lawmakers are being “deceptive” and even “intentionally misleading” with the new wording they chose for November’s constitutional amendment affecting schools.Amendment 1 on the Nov. 8 ballot would create a new statewide school district with a superintendent answering only ...
New ballot language for state schools takeover proposal
Secretary of State Brian Kemp has released preamble language for the ballot item about Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed Opportunity School District. Last year, the governor signed the legislation for the ballot item, which allows the state to take over “failing” schools. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

4:58 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

The fight over a proposed Georgia Opportunity School District has so far centered on the two dozen words that make up the ballot question facing voters in November.Now, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has published 14 more words — the official preamble to the ballot question is: “Provides greater ...
Was your school among the top 50 in Georgia on the ACT?
Most of the top scoring schools on the ACT were in metro Atlanta. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

5:13 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Here are the top 50 Georgia high schools based on the performance of their class of 2016 on the ACT. The schools are ordered based on their score. » See a searchable database of Georgia's 2016 ACT scores here The first number after the school’s name and district is the average ...
Top performers on ACT test mostly in metro Atlanta
The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology had the highest composite average score on the latest ACT test. Vino Wong vwong@ajc.com

5:03 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

The latest results of the ACT test have Georgia seniors notching slight gains, with the schools at the top well-known for high performance.The number of students taking the college-entrance exam continued to grow in Georgia, as it did across the nation. Though scores have been dropping across the country, as ...
The best Fulton County high schools on the ACT test

8:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Five Fulton County high schools scored in the state’s top 10 on the ACT test, with three others scoring near the top. The class of 2016 at Northview High notched the second highest average composite score in the state at 27.2, just ahead of Johns Creek, Chattahoochee, Alpharetta and Campbridge ...
Fulton has most top scorers on the ACT, but Gwinnett has number one

8:06 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

The best performing school in Georgia on the ACT test is Gwinnett County’s School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology. The class of 2016 there averaged 28.7 points on all subjects, the highest average composite score in the state, according to results released today by the Georgia Department of Education. Gwinnett ...
Georgia students show gains on ACT

6:55 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

More Georgia students are taking the ACT exam before college, yet the state’s scores are rising. Normally, as with the SAT, higher rates of participation drag down scores. Indeed, that’s what happened nationally with the ACT. Georgia, however, is bucking that trend, according to results released today by the Georgia ...
Charter schools group backs closure of charter school
Macon Charter Academy is the most recent charter school to be closed by education officials. Earlier this year, the Latin Academy in Atlanta shuttered itself. An Atlanta parent reacts to that decision in February. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

3:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

The largest advocacy organization for charter schools in Georgia says the state did the right thing by ordering the closure of a charter school in Macon. The Macon Charter Academy wasn’t living up to the promises in its charter, and the Georgia Board of Education did its job in ripping ...
Report: Shortage of black, Hispanic teachers to last until 2060
There are proportionately fewer teachers of color in schools than there are students of color, and that won’t change anytime soon, a new report says. KENT D. JOHNSON /KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM

1:11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

A national shortage of black and Hispanic teachers will endure at least through 2060, a new report from the Brookings Institution says. The report, “High hopes and harsh realities,” uses U.S. Census projections to predict how long it will take for the teaching profession to mirror the increasingly diverse enrollment ...

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