Local school officials around the state are reacting to new education progress reports. The College and Career Ready Performance Index released this week is Georgia's new measure of how schools are faring. A school official in Savannah-Chatham County says the numbers paint a better picture than the old standard of Adequate Yearly Progress.
Chatham County school officials are turning over alternative education to an Illinois-based company next year. The current school, Scott Learning Center, enrolls about 500 students with discipline problems each year. The private company combines traditional face-to-face classroom instruction with computer driven activities in a model called blended learning.