SUCCESS STORY / Gary Turner, 39: From 291 pounds to 193 pounds Former weight: 291 pounds Current weight: 193 pounds Pounds lost: 98 pounds Height: 6 feet Age: 39 years How long he’s kept it off: He started in January and reached his current weight in September.
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Update: A Cobb County mother will spend 30 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday morning to involuntary manslaughter and cruelty to children charges for her 16-year-old daughter’s starvation death.
Georgia’s curriculum and its standardized test, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, are aligned to Common Core.
Starting this fall, SB 167 would allow school districts to offer a curriculum that is not aligned to Common Core. That flexibility would complicate the state’s process for evaluating teachers, which will be rolled out this fall and which will be tied, in part, to how students perform on the CRCT.
“This opens the door to some inconsistency,” said Melissa Fincher, associate superintendent for assessment and accountability for the state Department of Education.
Qualifying continues Wednesday. Democrat Jason Carter and Republican John Barge, both of whom want to be governor next year, are among the candidates expected to come to the Capitol to sign up.