Friday, July 29, 2011
GBI finds "airtight" test procedures after 9.7% of school's classrooms flagged in report
Garden Hills Elementary, the only Buckhead APS school not in the "clear" category in the state's CRCT answer erasure findings, received a clean report from the GBI, the school's principal said. The school had 9.7 percent of its classrooms flagged for erasures above the Georgia average on the 2009 Criterion Referenced Competency Test, placing it in the "of minimal concern" category, according to the state's APS cheating report released July 5. Principal Amy Wilson Alderman in a phone interview said that the GBI in a related investigation "didn't find anything of concern" at the school. The GBI in interviews with Garden Hills teachers and administrators found the school to have "airtight" test procedures, Alderman said, and that the school …
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Buckhead Coalition president in opinion article says cheating scandal hits home here too
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell, in an opinion article for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, says that Buckhead can't isolate itself from the rest of Atlanta. Massell's piece notes that Buckhead schools were not implicated in the APS CRCT cheating scandal. Yet, he says, Buckhead must still see itself as sharing the problems and benefits of the rest of the city. The article appeared Saturday on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's opinion page.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The top headlines of the week for July 11-15, 2011
Brown Middle School Principal Promoted to SRT 1 Superintendent. King Middle School's Principal Named To Regional Superintendent Post. Inman Principal Tapped for Admin Job. Commissioners Cut CCT Bus Routes. Tragic Day: Police, Attorney Say Victim Probably Didn't See it Coming. Avondale Estates Police Officer Involved in Shooting. Decatur School Board Raises Millage Rate by One Mill. DeKalb School Board Votes on Cell Phone Towers. Police Arrest Midtown Building Security Guard in Fatal Shooting. Austell-based Cobb Taxpayers Association Wants Residents to Oppose New Tax Increase. Charlie Loudermilk Statue Unveiled in Birthday Surprise.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The day's top headlines for Friday, July 15, 2011.
'We Owe the Students,' Interim Superintendent Tells Gathering. 'Disgruntled Employee' Suspected in Triple Shooting That Killed One Woman. Avondale Estates Officer Involved in Shooting. From the Civil War to Civil Rights. Wiz Kids Flock to Phipps Plaza for Harry Potter's Last Spell. The End of an Era.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
King Middle School's Principal Named to Regional Superintendent Post. Brown Middle School Principal Promoted to SRT1 Superintendent. Inman Principal Tapped for Admin Job. Inman Park Developer Snagged With $1,000 Penalty. Board Votes Down Cell Tower at Medlock. Charlie Loudermilk Status Unveiled on His 84th Birthday.
Former school board chairman resigns
E. Rivers Elementary School Principal David White was promoted to an area superintendent's position Monday in the wake of the state investigation report over the CRCT cheating scandal. The Atlanta School Board approved White's promotion from principal of the Buckhead school to executive director of one of four geographic areas known as School Reform Teams. White will lead SRT 4, according to a news release from APS. He replaces Tamara Cotman, one of the APS officials implicated in the cheating scandal report. Three other principals were also promoted to SRT posts under Interim Superintendent Erroll B. Davis Jr.'s reorganization plan after the CRCT report's release last week. In other action at the meeting, District 2 school board member …