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Old 01-25-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Not sure how this slipped under the C-D radar, or just the general news radar for that matter, but in a recent "Quality Counts" report by the very reputable Education Week magazine Georgia schools ranked SEVENTH In the nation for overall quality -- yes 7th! Not 48th, not 49th, not LAST ... but SEVENTH!

Here's a link to the GaDOE article about the rankings:
Georgia Department of Education - Communications (http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_communications.aspx?ViewMode=1&obj=2090 - broken link)

And a link to the AJC Blog post that pretty much supports the claim:

blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-blog/2012/01/12/georgia-earns-a-7th-place-ranking-nice-to-see-us-up-there-with-new-york-and-massachusetts-for-a-change/
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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Not sure how this slipped under the C-D radar, or just the general news radar for that matter, but in a recent "Quality Counts" report by the very reputable Education Week magazine Georgia schools ranked SEVENTH In the nation for overall quality -- yes 7th! Not 48th, not 49th, not LAST ... but SEVENTH!

Here's a link to the GaDOE article about the rankings:
Georgia Department of Education - Communications (http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_communications.aspx?ViewMode=1&obj=2090 - broken link)

And a link to the AJC Blog post that pretty much supports the claim:

blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-blog/2012/01/12/georgia-earns-a-7th-place-ranking-nice-to-see-us-up-there-with-new-york-and-massachusetts-for-a-change/
This is great news.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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That is great news...but did you see the entire list? Florida is number 5!?!
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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If you read the article in AJC:

"Georgia earns its highest marks for its standards — which I have to note were put in place under Kathy Cox, who often takes the rap for the math program. Georgia gets an A- for both its standards and school accountability. Under a category called “Transitions and Alignment,” it earns a bona fide A for early childhood education and economy and workforce.

However, Georgia gets an F in its most public of duties — status of k-12 achievement. The state also gets a D- for its spending."


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As usual it is all in the statistics, and what criteria is taken. Most people would look for the status of k-12 achievement as the only criteria they are interested in.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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There is no such thing as "Georgia Schools" only county and city school systems located in Georgia.

This is where I think any type of study or grade that compares school systems across whole states is completely bogus. School systems in all states are locally funded and managed, and there are great school systems and not so great school systems in every state.

Can you really compare the best school system in GA to the worst school system in another state? How about the other way around? It's apples and oranges to rate systems at the statewide level.
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