Ty Tagami

Senior Education Reporter

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Lawmakers consider changing school calendars
 Georgia lawmakers considering more uniformity in the setting of school calendars heard Wednesday from state education officials, child advocates, a school boards lobbyist and a family farmer who caters to tourists.  The committee comprises a mix of elected officials and appointees, including representatives of the tourism industry. The...

Posted: 2 hours ago

Georgia lawmakers considering more uniformity in the setting of school calendars heard Wednesday from state education officials, child advocates, a school boards lobbyist and a family farmer who caters to tourists.  The committee comprises a mix of elected officials and appointees, including representatives of the tourism industry. The...
Some schools say ‘no’ to turnaround, but not this Georgia district
 Some school districts don’t want help from Georgia’s new Chief Turnaround Officer to improve their low-performing schools, but the superintendent in Dougherty County is welcoming it. Superintendent Kenneth Dyer said the training that leaders in two of his elementary schools got from CTO Eric Thomas’ new agency helped improve...

Posted: a day ago

Some school districts don’t want help from Georgia’s new Chief Turnaround Officer to improve their low-performing schools, but the superintendent in Dougherty County is welcoming it. Superintendent Kenneth Dyer said the training that leaders in two of his elementary schools got from CTO Eric Thomas’ new agency helped improve...
Study reports how race matters in the classroom
 Race matters in the classroom, with black students who are exposed to a black teacher doing better in school, a new research report says. The paper, titled “The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers,” found “causal evidence” that black students who were randomly assigned to a black teacher were more likely to graduate...

Posted: 2 days ago

Race matters in the classroom, with black students who are exposed to a black teacher doing better in school, a new research report says. The paper, titled “The Long-Run Impacts of Same-Race Teachers,” found “causal evidence” that black students who were randomly assigned to a black teacher were more likely to graduate...
Survey finds child-care challenges undermine Georgia’s economy
 A new survey tries to put a cost on the disruption to Georgia’s economy and tax base when parents miss work or leave the workforce altogether due to challenges with child care. The bottom line comes from economist Tom Cunningham: $1.75 billion in lost economic activity and and $105 million in diminished state tax receipts. Cunningham...

Posted: 5 days ago

A new survey tries to put a cost on the disruption to Georgia’s economy and tax base when parents miss work or leave the workforce altogether due to challenges with child care. The bottom line comes from economist Tom Cunningham: $1.75 billion in lost economic activity and and $105 million in diminished state tax receipts. Cunningham...
Republican state school Superintendent holds off Democratic challenger
 Republican state school Superintendent Richard Woods held a comfortable lead over Democrat Otha Thornton with only a handful of precincts yet to report early Wednesday.  Thornton led in metro Atlanta and a handful of other counties around the state, which otherwise went for the incumbent. Woods, a former teacher and school administrator...

Posted: 8 days ago

Republican state school Superintendent Richard Woods held a comfortable lead over Democrat Otha Thornton with only a handful of precincts yet to report early Wednesday.  Thornton led in metro Atlanta and a handful of other counties around the state, which otherwise went for the incumbent. Woods, a former teacher and school administrator...
Georgia identifies schools that need ‘additional support’
 Georgia’s first list of schools “in need of additional support” contains 103, the Georgia Department of Education said Friday. The six big metro Atlanta school districts have schools in this category, called Comprehensive Support & Improvement. It’s yet another set of ratings derived from the College...

Posted: 13 days ago

Georgia’s first list of schools “in need of additional support” contains 103, the Georgia Department of Education said Friday. The six big metro Atlanta school districts have schools in this category, called Comprehensive Support & Improvement. It’s yet another set of ratings derived from the College...
New schools on Georgia’s worst-performing list
 The latest list of Georgia’s worst-performing schools held steady at 104, with some new names added and some old ones, including the only one in Clayton County, dropping off the list. “We are excited about the fact that we do not have a school on the Turnaround Eligible Schools list,” Clayton schools chief Morcease Beasley...

Posted: 15 days ago

The latest list of Georgia’s worst-performing schools held steady at 104, with some new names added and some old ones, including the only one in Clayton County, dropping off the list. “We are excited about the fact that we do not have a school on the Turnaround Eligible Schools list,” Clayton schools chief Morcease Beasley...
Child care challenges affect economy and tax base
 A new survey attempts to put a cost to the disruption in Georgia’s economy when parents miss work or leave the workforce altogether due to challenges with child care. The phone and internet survey of 400 parents commissioned by the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students found that one in five...

Posted: 15 days ago

A new survey attempts to put a cost to the disruption in Georgia’s economy when parents miss work or leave the workforce altogether due to challenges with child care. The phone and internet survey of 400 parents commissioned by the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students found that one in five...