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Superintendent runoff pits Big Business against parents and teachers

...defends (though carefully avoiding the actual words "Common Core"). He lists among his endorsements state Reps. Brooks Coleman and Randy Nix, two of the most enthusiastic Common Core proponents in the Georgia House of Representatives.By contrast...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-07-13/superintendent-r
Handel endorses Kingston ahead of GOP Senate runoff

...two formal rivals endorsing him, too. He also announced the backing of state House Education Committee Chairman Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth. Coleman is a career educator like Buck, who is the state's assistant superintendent now.Buck and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-28/handel-endorses-kingston-ahea
Georgia faces tight deadline for new student tests

...said. "The indication was that there were no funds. We would have loved to have had more money earlier."Rep. Brooks Coleman, the chairman of the House Education Committee, said he planned to meet next week with education department officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-01-17/georgia-faces-tight-deadl
Legislators to seek input at GRU meeting

...will be the eighth meeting of its kind held around the state this year, which House Education Committee Chairman Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, said is a new approach at outreach."This is the first time these meetings have been done," he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-12-02/legislators-seek-input-gr
Educators urged to tell public of school tax benefit

...The next is Tuesday in Dahlonega followed by Oct. 22 in Eastman and Oct. 29 in Vidalia.House Education Chairman Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, said the goal is for the committees to get input from people on the front lines of education."This...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-10-02/educators-urged-tell-pub
Panel calls for less spending on administration, more on technology in Georgia schools

...Wednesday after producing heated conversations in the commission's final months of work.Millar and co-chairman Brooks Coleman, a Republican House member from Duluth, cited criticisms that many system offices are "bloated." The commission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-09-19/panel-calls-less-spending
Georgia urges schools to get carbon monoxide detectors

...write any new laws due to the statewide concern the Atlanta carbon monoxide leak has already caused. However, Rep. Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, chairman of the House Education Committee, said state lawmakers want to examine the issue.In Atlanta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-12-07/georgia-urges-schools-get
Only 3 Georgia counties divide $40 million; poorest schools left out

...there is anything equal about it," said Cherokee County Superintendent Frank Petruzielo.House Education Chairman Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, who co-chaired an education funding commission that recommended the changes to the equalization law...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-03-17/only-3-georgia-counties-divide-40-m
Few changes in Ga. school funding formula

...legislature's willingness, as well as whoever is elected governor in 2014."Everything is subject to funding," said Rep. Brooks Coleman, a Duluth Republican who co-chairs the commission and heads the House Education Committee."Everything is subject...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-09-20/few-changes-ga-school-fun
Schools to get flexibility based on grades

...And the state may soon have authority to move more quickly to remove local school-board members, too.Rep. Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, called the legislation the most significant education-related bill in his 20 years as a lawmaker...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-12-11/schools-get-flexibility-