The family celebration was to have been a simple one: soda, dessert and a few high-fives around the dinner table to congratulate the middle child for graduating pre-k and the oldest on his upcoming transition to middle school.
In a move of literal and figurative historic proportions, plans call for the Cyclorama to leave Grant Park, its home of more than a century, and relocate to a new facility at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead.
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By Jaime Sarrio
Georgia’s child welfare system is headed for privatization by 2018 under a bill approved by Senate lawmakers Thursday.
House Bill 914 passed the Senate on the final day of the session with a 43-10 vote. It’s a compromise between the House and Senate, calling for a three-year pilot in select regions before the state totally privatizes the child welfare system in 2018. Originally, Senate leaders wanted to privatize the system, including foster care and adoptions, by 2017; the House wanted a pilot with no guarantee of expansion.
Next, the bill goes back to the House approval, and then onto the governor.