Tuesday, February 2, 2010

GNB Update

Here's what's happening on GNB...

Controversy over the selection of a new school superintendent. The Albany Herald reports that the Dougherty County Board of Education has called a special meeting for Wednesday. Members want to know why Albany State University professor Joshua Murfree was the only "finalist" for the position, despite being ranked just 34th out of 37 applicants by the Georgia School Board Association. Current supertindent Dr. Sally Whatley announced she is giving up the job at the end of the current academic year.

Georgia students could soon trade traditional textbooks for electronic devices. Macon.com reports that Senate Bill 319 passed the state Senate Tuesday. The legislation gives local school systems to option to buy Kindles, iPad's, and other so-called "e-readers". The bill now goes to the House for a vote.

Finally, SWGAPolitics.com has more on why Georgia's 2nd Congressional District race could soon get hot.

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