Tuesday, May 12, 2009

GNB Update

Hope your Tuesday was a very productive one...Here's the news...

Governor Sonny Perdue gets a prestigious seat on a national board. The Associated Press reports that Perdue was appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board earlier today. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says that Georgia's governor will serve a three-year term on the board. It oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress exams. They're designed to show how well students in each state are doing in subjects such as math, history, and the social sciences. The board has 26 members, and is made up of a bi-partisan panel of governors, state lawmakers, school officials, and other citizens.

A changing of the guard at Fort Benning. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Major General Michael Ferriter will replace Major General Michael Barbero. Barbero has been at the west central Georgia-based fort since last November. The change of command ceremony takes place near the end of June. No word on where Barbero will go next.

And from the "blog files", former Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Maria Saporta writes on whether or not a better quality of life and education warrants a higher tax base in Minnesota, and how Georgia fits into the picture. You can read the article by clicking here.

That's the news. GNB is available online at georgianewsbeat.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at twitter.com/georgianewsbeat. Enjoy your Tuesday night.

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