Probably couldn't spell south if you spotted him the s, o, and u.posted @ Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 19:08
"In Clarke County, we've spent tens of millions of dollars on new facilities, yet our children's achievement levels are no better than they were in the older buildings."
I doubt anyone who has read any of the literature on educational acheivement would believe that new buildings will make any difference. But, the failure of even a large proportion of students to meet expectations does not mean that the Clarke County School system should not replace worn out, and in some cases poorly constructed buildings like the ones that have been replaced recently. Where some students attended most classes in portable buildings and other spaces in the school were falling apart, something had to be done. The old building at Timothy Road Elementary was constantly needing expensive maintenance on mechanical systems and the portables were actually some of the better classroom space.
Most studies show that the most important determinant of a child's peformance in school is the parents' (and particularly the mother's) level of education. What we need to talk about is how to break the cycle where generations of families do not value education, largely because they neither understand the importance nor know how to help their children.posted @ Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 16:35
I suppose these lockers weren't the kind that lock?posted @ Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 05:46
We are all hoping for the best. Treatment of this type injury has come a long way. Researchers and surgeons in this area are doing amazing things.posted @ Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 11:59
What kind of permit do you need for something like that?posted @ Monday, April 11, 2011 - 10:04
If these are the mysteries of life you ponder, I'm sorry, so, so, sorry.posted @ Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 16:24
Nothing surprises me any more. Anyone faced with temptation (physical, monetary, or otherwise) has a certain probability of succumbing. For some the probability is low; others high; and many in between. The probability for any one person may change from day to day, but it's always present. That's just human nature at work.posted @ Friday, March 4, 2011 - 15:38
There's already a web site the group can use. Just needs a new name and logo.posted @ Friday, February 25, 2011 - 08:56
There's a fellow over in Dadeville, Alabama who can help with clearing trees, maybe in 5 to 10 years.posted @ Friday, February 18, 2011 - 08:22
He looks absolutley like the redneck from central casting.posted @ Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 21:06
Summary: Georgia's three-tier system stops one local bar owner from opening a distillery. Georgia?s three-tier system knocked down a cool project for downtown Athens recently. Booze wizard Damon Krebs, owner of a gaggle of watering holes around downtown including Allgood?s and Walkers (and Athens Bagel Company, for good measure), hoped to install a vodka distillery in part of his West Clayton Street real estate holdings (160 to 166 W. Clayton to be exact; the hopeful location was 160, former home of the Tillman Company, next to Flashback Games). read more
Summary: After one year of football, Monsignor Donovan is planning to build a football complex. The field will be named after founding board member and former Georgia coach Vince Dooley. After one year of football, Monsignor Donovan is planning to build a football complex. The field will be named after founding board member and former Georgia coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. More details on the project are expected to be announced in January. The school announced its plan to field a football team last December and hired former Vanderbilt quarterback and 10-time Coach of the Year Kurt Page the following January. Dooley served as the honorary chairman of the search and hiring committee. read more