Deal keeping focus on failing schools after defeat at ballot

Gov. Nathan Deal asked Georgia lawmakers on Wednesday to support a new plan to fix low-performing schools after voters last fall rejected a proposal for the state to take over public schools that consistently struggle.

Keeping a focus on education in his State of the State speech to the Legislature, Deal said the number of students enrolled in failing schools — meaning they posted failing scores on standardized tests at least three years in a row — rose from about 68,000 in 2015 to nearly 89,000 last year.

The Republican governor, who...
4 Published By - National News - 2017.01.11. 20:03
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