Part V: School improvement moves on

Students in elementary classroom

Students in elementary classroom. (Credit: Governor's Office of Student Achievement)

Aug 13, 2021
Key Points
  • Program for thousands of struggling students caves in three years.
  • Tension built between program leader and state schools chief.
  • Audit targets consultant fees and spotty oversight.
For many local advocates and educators, the fate of the Chief Turnaround Office is a cautionary tale on the pitfalls of injecting politics and quick-fix solutions into the hands-on work that comes with helping Georgia’s neediest students. This upcoming school year, state officials are set to distribute nearly $24 million in federal grants to around ...