Document: About CCRPI: Click for a more thorough explanation of the evaluation from the Georgia Department of Education ABOUT THE REGION For the purposes of this article, North Georgia includes Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Gordon, Murray, Walker and Whitfield counties Trion and Heritage middle schools are the best places to send your children to learn in North Georgia, according to new accountability data released by the state. On the College and Career Ready Performance Index, Trion Middle School scored a 93.6 out of 100. Heritage Middle School, located in Ringgold, scored a 93. Both are about 17 percentage points higher than the state average for middle schools. Heritage Middle School Principal Chris Lusk Heritage Middle School Principal Chris Lusk Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Heritage Middle School Principal Chris Lusk credited the students' success to constant monitoring of every students' performance throughout the year. He also said teachers … [Read more...] about Trion, Heritage shine, Walker County lags in school assessments [document, video]
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Georgia’s high school graduation rate increased again in 2018, rising to 81.6 percent from 80.6 percent in 2017. This is an all-time high for Georgia’s graduation rate since the state began using the adjusted cohort calculation now required by federal law. Seventy-four Georgia school districts recorded 2018 graduation rates at or above 90 percent. “Georgia’s graduation rate continues to rise because our public-school students have access to more opportunities than ever before,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “From Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education to dual enrollment to the fine arts, there is an unprecedented emphasis on supporting the whole child and making sure every single student understands the relevance of what they’re learning. I’m confident we’ll continue to see these gains as long as we’re still expanding opportunities that keep students invested in their education.” Georgia … [Read more...] about Georgia’s Graduation Rate Is At An All-time High
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The Charleston County School District shelled out serious money to recruit teachers this year — and it worked.The district's chief human resources officer elicited gasps and a round of applause at a school board meeting Aug. 13 when he reported the results of an aggressive and expensive recruiting campaign: The district of about 50,000 students had just two teaching positions left to fill before the start of classes on Aug. 20, and none of them were in math classrooms.The HR officer, Bill Briggman, acknowledged there's more to recruiting and retaining teachers than throwing money at them. But it can't hurt that the district now offers a base salary of $37,407, the highest in the state, with a goal of bumping the scale up to $40,000 over the next two years.For math teaching positions at some high-poverty schools, the district now offers a starting salary of $45,000.The new pay hikes affect the entire salary scale, which sets a teacher's salary based on education level and years of … [Read more...] about Amid teacher shortage, South Carolina school recruiters get aggressive
By Kevin Palmer The biblical parable of the sower could be used to explain the difference in academic performance of Black students who attend Richmond County and Columbia County schools in Georgia. The seed in the parable represent Black students. The two school systems represent the soil. The seed which fell on bad soil produced low quality plants. But, the seed which fell on good soil produced high quality plants. According to the 2017 Georgia Milestones, End of Grade Report, the performance of Black students was noticeably higher in Columbia County than Richmond County. For Columbia County, English Language Arts produced 27.5 percent Black proficient learners, Mathematics, 26.6 percent, Science, 25.1 percent, and Social Studies, 22.5 percent Conversely, in Richmond County, English Language Arts produced only 15.7 percent Black proficient learners, Mathematics, 12.8 percent, Science, 8.8 percent, and Social Studies, 9.6 percent. In the core subject areas, Black students who … [Read more...] about Parable teaches Black students achieve in good schools