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Georgia schools at breaking point after years of cuts

Georgia's 180 public school districts have not only managed to keep on going billions of dollars in public school funding have been cut since 2002, they've actually managed to raise student achievement scores.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-20/georgia-schools-breaking
Tough issues face legislators

...the pre-k program and raising the HOPE Scholarship," said Herb Garrett, executive director of the Georgia School Superintendents Association. "I'm also delighted that it's coming from lottery funds and not general funds that would have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-01-13/tough-issues-face-legisl
Columbia County superintendent wins top chamber award

...Nagle's prize comes on the heels of the Bill Barr Lead ership Award, the highest honor from the Georgia School Superintendents Association."I cannot begin to tell you ? what it has meant to be a part of such great things in Columbia County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-01-29/columbia-co
Democratic voters say no to charter school amendment

...from local school boards but still use public tax money. Herb Garrett, the executive director of the Georgia School Superintendents Association, said charter schools have a place in education, but only when the local school boards have a say...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2012-08-01/democratic-vot
Challenge to charter school law on docket

The first legal challenge to the state's charter school law goes before the state's high court this week.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-10-10/challenge-charter-school-law-
Metro | Education
Deal's budget doesn't restore cuts to education

...about 80 percent of what the formula calls for," said Herb Garrett, the executive director of the Georgia School Superintendents Association.Rep. Larry O'Neal, the Republican House leader, said he was glad to see Deal propose gradually...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-01-15/deals-budget-doesnt-restore-cuts-ed
Across Georgia

...funding as the state grapples with the worst fiscal crisis in decades. Ms. Cox made the comment during the annual joint meeting of the Georgia School Boards Association and the Georgia School Superintendents Association in Atlanta.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2009-12-05/across-georgia
Crime & courts | Crime & Courts
Budget issues hurting schools

...hard in Georgia, and school systems could see even larger budget cuts, the executive director of the Georgia School Superintendents Association said Friday. For six years, the state has not fully funded its formula for allotting money to schools...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/17/met_507963.shtml
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Officials try to pinpoint cause of testing failures

...social studies that sounded more like Trivial Pursuit," as Herb Garrett, the executive director of the Georgia School Superintendents Association, put it. That was the idea Ms. Cox endorsed in an opinion piece in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/25/met_399283.shtml
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Perdue plan would cut school funding

...nothing, nothing to do with equalization grants," said Herb Garrett, the executive director of the Georgia School Superintendents Association. The change affects the districts of House Speaker Glenn Richardson, R-Hiram, and Appropriations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/07/met_186500.shtml
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