Interim Superintendent Chris Ragsdale to Speak at NAACP Education Forum Sept. 30, 2014.
students, teachers, and the public are invited to join a discussion with educators and leaders from Cobb County and City of Marietta School Districts at the
12th Annual NAACP / Cobb County Education Forum. "Educational Equality 2014" participants will include Chris Ragsdale, Interim Superintendent
of Cobb County Schools and Emily Lembeck, Superintendent of Marietta City Schools. Topic of discussion will include: Discipline, Diversity, Special Education,
High School Graduation, School System Mission and Goals. This Educational Equality Forum is free!
Location: Turner Chapel AME Church, 492 N. Marietta Parkway Marietta, GA 30060. Date/Time: September 30, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
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Two Cobb County Schools Named Schools of Excellence by National PTA
Brumby Elementary and King Springs Elementary schools have been named 2014-2016 Schools of Excellence by the National PTA. Both schools were
recognized for their achievement in building effective family-school partnerships, and were among just 170 schools nationwide to receive the
two-year designation. Read more.
Tyler Gwynn of Allatoona High School
Named Cobb County Teacher of the Year
The Cobb County School District has selected Tyler Gwynn, a Geography, Psychology and Current Events teacher at Allatoona High School,
as the 2014-2015 district Teacher of the Year! Superintendent Chris Ragsdale surprised Mr. Gwynn with the announcement during a pep rally
at Allatoona on Aug. 22, 2014, in front of more than 1,000 screaming students, cheerleaders, football players and band members. Mr. Gwynn
was surrounded by family members, students, friends and colleagues cheering in celebration.
Cobb ACT Scores Increase; Top State & Nation
The Cobb County School District’s recently graduated class of 2014 has outperformed its peers across
the state and nation on the ACT assessment for college readiness. The average Composite score of 22.2
was one-tenth of a point higher than last year’s score, almost 1.5 points higher than the state average of 20.8,
and topped the national Composite score of 21.0.
Cobb Proposes Becoming IE2 District in 2015
By June 2015, state law requires all Georgia school districts to choose a framework for leading and operating schools. The Cobb County
School District currently saves almost $44 million annually through state waivers no longer available after July 1, 2015, unless a contract
is developed to become either a charter system or an Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) system. The Cobb County Board of Education
will take up the IE2 proposal at its Sept. 2014 meeting.
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