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Thirty-Five Georgia Public Schools That Make “No Excuses”

This article was written for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

Telfair County sits in the Georgia Bermuda Triangle, about equidistant between Macon, Columbus and Savannah but close to none and without any real economy.   Unemployment is several percentage points higher than the statewide level, per capita wages are near the bottom and 100% of Telfair County High School’s students qualify for reduced or free lunch based on federal government poverty rates.

Telfair County High School is also one of just two high schools statewide to receive this year’s Georgia Public Policy Foundation designation as a 2010 No Excuses School.  Each year The Foundation recognizes schools whose low-income students achieve significantly higher academic scores than statistical projections would forecast based on the statewide relationship between poverty and test scores. Continue reading

May 30, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment