News Nearby: BOE Member, State Rep Clash Over Charter Amendment
Here are some Patch headlines from around the region.
School Board Member, State Representative, Clash Over Charter Amendment – West Cobb Patch
State Rep. Ed Setzler’s main argument Tuesday night in favor of the proposed charter school amendment was choice—allowing parents to pull their children out of failing traditional public schools to attend charter ones.
“Southwest Atlanta, rural Georgia—is there any school in the state that you wouldn’t want to send your kid to?” he asked the dozen-plus forum attendees at Hillgrove High School. “If there is any school you wouldn’t want to send your kid to, you’ve got to support choice.” Visit West Cobb Patch for more on this story.
Canton Police Searching for Shoplifters - Canton-Sixes Patch
The Canton Police Department needs your help in identifying shoplifters who have been active in the area.
Senate Candidates Talk Jobs, Education – Johns Creek Patch
Bringing jobs to Georgia and improving education were on the minds of State Senate candidates at a voter information forum at Johns Creek High School Tuesday night.
State Sen. John Albers (R-District 56) faced his Democratic challenger, Akhtar Sadiq, during a question-and-answer session moderated by Johns Creek City Council Member Ivan Figueroa. Visit Johns Creek Patch for more on this story.
Electronics Approved For High School Classroom Use – Dallas-Hiram Patch
Paulding County high school students can now use cell phones and tablets in class to enhance lessons.
The Board of Education on Tuesday approved changes to the board's policy on the use of electronic devices that now state that students may use electronic devices at the direction of the instructor. The use of electronics outside of instructional time is only allowed by students in grades nine through 12. Visit Dallas-Hiram Patch for more on this story.