Education

Education

Macon Charter scores below Bibb average on most Milestones tests

Macon Charter Academy had a lower percentage of students test “proficient” on the recent Georgia Milestones assessment than Bibb County’s overall percentage in 20 of the 24 content areas. In four of those areas — fourth-grade math, fourth-grade science, fifth-grade social studies and seventh-grade science — none of Macon Charter’s students achieved the “proficient” level.

Education

Bibb BOE prepares to oppose state takeover plan

Approved by the state legislature, the Opportunity School District would allow the state to take over as many as 20 schools per year that are deemed to be failing based on College and Career Ready Performance Index scores. The Bibb school board is expected to vote on a resolution opposing the measure next month after several members spoke out against Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan at the board’s regular meeting Thursday.

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Retiring Heard Elementary principal gives advice to students, parents

Sandra Stanley is retiring as principal at Heard Elementary school in Macon after 29 years total at the school.
Jeremy Timmerman jtimmerman@macon.com
Retiring Heard Elementary principal gives advice to students, parents 1:47

Retiring Heard Elementary principal gives advice to students, parents

Macon principal valet parks cars for high school seniors 0:23

Macon principal valet parks cars for high school seniors

Seniors share aspirations, favorite high school memories 2:03

Seniors share aspirations, favorite high school memories

Oprah Winfrey to JCSU grads: ‘Your future’s so bright, it burns my eyes’ 3:55

Oprah Winfrey to JCSU grads: ‘Your future’s so bright, it burns my eyes’