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Media Advisory for:                                                                                                  Ron Fowler
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Georgia Federation of Teachers seeks answers regarding the superintendent search and selection process from the DeKalb County Board of Education



Atlanta, GA – Today, the Georgia Federation of Teachers submitted an Open Records Request to DeKalb County Schools Board of Education about


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For Immediate Release

Contact: Verdaillia Turner

May 1, 2020


ATLANTA Statement from Verdaillia Turner, President, Georgia Federation of Teachers on the announcement of Lisa Herring as new Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools

We have not had the opportunity to meet the board’s candidate, Lisa Herring, but we welcome her to Atlanta, and we look forward to sincere and honest dialogue about the direction of our school system.

We were not surprised that the selection process, like other processes utilized by the


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2020 Legislative Agenda


Say “YES” to: 

HB 513, Sponsored by Representative Sandra Scott

  • Relating to public school property and facilities, so as to prohibit a local school system from leasing or selling a public school in such system to a private entity unless such public school has been in existence for at least 15 years; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

HB 181, Sponsored by Representative Billy Mitchell

  • Relating to the "Charter Schools Act of 1998," so as to provide that the initial term or any renewal term of a

Many American education policies reinforce the inadequacies of our approach to education: the misues of standardized testing, the narrowing of the curriculum, the emphasis on competition over collaboration, and other top-down reforms that have divested parents and teachers of input and have led to inadequate support and difficult conditions - all producing rampant teacher turnover. 

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PISA is the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment. Every three years it tests 15-year-old students from all over the world in reading, mathematics and science. The tests are designed to gauge how well the students master key subjects in order to be prepared for real-life situations in the adult world.


Excellence and Equity in Education (Volume I)
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