Candidates only have a few more days to sway voters their way ahead of Tuesday’s primary run off for State School Superintendent. Despite Georgia’s status as a red state, Democrats Alisha Thomas Morgan and Valarie Wilson both believe they have a good shot at winning in November.
Candidates are still criss-crossing the state, campaigning ahead of the July 22 primary runoff. Two political hopefuls are battling for the Republican nomination for State School Superintendent, and the biggest dividing line between the two candidates is over educational standards. Next week , GOP voters will have to decide a run-off between two longtime educators—Mike Buck and Richard Woods. Buck is the Chief Academic Officer at the Georgia Department of Education under current Superintendent John Barge. Woods is a small business owner and former teacher and administrator.
Georgia released figures Tuesday for the first time that show how many high school seniors graduate in four years. The data is part of a new federal formula aimed at making graduation rates more accurate and comparable across states.