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.
Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia will join a host of other states in seeking a waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind law. Deal says Georgia education officials are working on a new accountability system that would look at student growth, Advanced Placement scores, SAT scores and attendance, among other measures.
A long-underperforming Savannah high school appears to be making good on its federal turnaround money. Beach High School hasn't met academic standards for Adequate Yearly Progress since the No Child Left Behind Law was passed nine years ago. Based on test results, though, officials say, they believe Beach will make AYP for the first time ever.
Many Georgia schools today are reacting to news that they did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress required under Federal No Child Left Behind standards. Not a single high school in the Rome area of northwest Georgia made the mark.