Mon., April 19, 2010 2:59pm (EDT)

Education Meetings Begin
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 4 years ago

MACON, Ga.  —  
(photo courtesy Georgia Department of Education)
(photo courtesy Georgia Department of Education)
Education officials are holding the first of eight public meetings across the state to come up with a new vision for public education in Georgia. Tonight they’re in Houston County.

The Georgia School Boards Association and Georgia School Superintendents Association have been working together since last summer to look at ways to transform public education.

Now they’re taking that effort to the public. Herb Garrett with the Superintendents says even though times are tough, they have to move education forward.

“As frustrated as we all are with the budget difficulties that we face, not just this year but really for the last several years, we can’t lose sight of the fact that our kids are…It’s our job to prepare our kids for the 21st century.”

Garrett says that preparation includes ways to use technology to save money, like the use of e-readers for textbooks.