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Mike KleinEditor, Georgia Public Policy Foundation By Mike Klein As this year’s school days were ending one of Provost Academy Georgia’s online students wrote a note saying, “I have never been this happy in all my years of growing up. I need more positive adults like you in my life.” The student who wrote that note lives on her own and plans to attend college. “We are really, truly, saving lives,” says Provost Superintendent Monica Henson. Provost Academy Georgia is also growing up. This summer Provost is expected to change its relationship with Edison Learning, the national organization that incubated Provost for two years. The Magic Johnson Bridgescape Learning Centers name will disappear in favor of new branding. Provost… View Article
MIKE KLEINEditor, Georgia Public Policy Foundation By Mike Klein This week a new report that contains almost six thousand lines of data tried to explain which Georgia schools and districts are the best and worst.  One improvement in the new formula gives increased emphasis to progress, that is, Jack and Jill marched up the hill even if they did not reach the pail of water. Trying and improving counts, too. But it is also fair to ask, does the new College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) treat alternative schools fairly?  Should alternative learning outside traditional models be evaluated the same or differently?  When a highly regarded alternative learning academy posts an abysmally low score, is that a reason to… View Article
By Mike Klein Magic Johnson’s parents never earned high school diplomas.  However, they made it clear to all ten children that failure to graduate from high school was not an option.  “They were on top of us every day,” Johnson said in Atlanta.  Today five of his six sisters are Michigan public school teachers and the sixth is an elementary school principal.  “I am looking at all these educators in my family after my mom and my dad finished seventh or eighth grade.” Magic Johnson is one of the most recognizable people in the world.  Famous initially for his ability to do things with a basketball that mere ticketholders could only imagine.  Famous now because in life after basketball Johnson… View Article

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