ATLANTA — Teacher evaluation, more rigorous learning standards, school choice and challenges facing rural school districts will dominate the education conversation in Georgia in 2012, among other issues, according to a new report released today.
The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education released its Top Ten Issues to Watch report, an annual non-partisan, research-based look ahead at this year’s education landscape. The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education is a non-profit organization founded by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Economic Developers Association to improve education and state education policy.
The top ten issues national and state issues include: How Good Are Our Schools? Georgia’s New Performance Standards; Assessing Teachers: From Highly Qualified to Highly Effective; Implementation of Common Core; Challenges to Rural Schools; The New Normal: Georgia’s Education Financing; Georgia’s Pre-K Program: Quality and Quantity; Choice: Where Do We Go From Here?; Economic Development Pipeline: The Role of Education; Leadership and Ethics in Our Public Schools; Where’s the Glue? Tying it all Together.
The report is available online at www.gpee.org.
Kevin rejoined the Times Free Press in August 2011 as the Southeast Tennessee K-12 education reporter. He worked as an intern in 2009, covering the communities of Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Collegedale and Lookout Mountain, Tenn. A native Kansan, Kevin graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and sociology from the University of Kansas. After graduating, he worked as an education reporter in Hutchinson, Kan., for a year before coming back to Chattanooga. Honors include a ...