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Guest column: Ga. needs leadership academy for educators

(Editor's note: The author, Dr. Franklin Shumake of Watkinsville, is a longtime Georgia educator.) IF THE GOVERNOR'S Education review Commission is really wise in its decision-making...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/06/op_263076.shtml
Opinion columns
Kent: Ga. legislature notes; a parking question

...Assembly session concluded Wednesday. Some observations on three key issues: Education. Veteran educator Dr. Franklin Shumake gives a sober assessment after the governor's sweeping education reform bill passed: "There was no jubilation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/26/op_285785.shtml
Opinion columns | Augusta National Golf Club
Kent: Help 70 Ga. schools; good pardon proposal

...Tests, a Georgia-created exam designed to measure the curriculum. In analyzing the data, education expert Dr. Franklin Shumake notes it is schools in high-poverty urban areas that account for 77 percent of the low-achieving schools and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/04/op_305141.shtml
Opinion columns
Poverty influencing test scores

...There is an overriding relationship between student achievement and the areas of poverty in this state," said Franklin Shumake, an education professor at Piedmont College and a former top Georgia Department of Education official. "Whether...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/10/02/met_215422.shtml
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Education governor?

...Assembly colleagues this year to address a few pressing needs. Examples: Former assistant state superintendent Franklin Shumake correctly notes that "the equity and adequacy of school funding is off track...and adequacy is even more crucial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/12/op_249984.shtml
Opinion columns
H.B. 1187: be careful

...local governments. Prominent critics of the bill, including friends of the governor like respected educator Dr. Franklin Shumake, oppose a power shift to the governor's office and away from local elected school boards and individual school...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/27/edi_281145.shtml
Editorials
Education issues now focal point in race

...Education is the big issue because it is sort of a foundation of economic growth and a more positive family life," said Franklin Shumake, a Watkinsville school consultant and former education professor. Across the country, school reform is dominating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/28/met_240265.shtml
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Georgia keys on teachers

...Portch. "We ought to encourage our more academically talented high school students to aspire to be teachers," said Franklin Shumake, an education professor at Piedmont College's Athens campus. The issue has become increasingly crucial, Dr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/08/met_214363.shtml
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Georgia aims to raise SAT scores

...school students are getting a better education. "Georgia needs to feel like its schools are getting better," said Franklin Shumake, education professor at Piedmont College and a former top Georgia Department of Education official. "Georgia schools...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/25/met_213541.shtml
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Officials try to pinpoint cause of testing failures

...familiar with the specifics of what happened with the social studies test, former Department of Education official Franklin Shumake said the state doesn't just put an exam in front of the pupils. "We do a lot of trials, usually, on test items...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/25/met_399283.shtml
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