Stephens County Schools Do Well On Initial CCRPI
According to Stephens County School Superintendent Sherrie Whiten, the CCRPI replaces Adequate Yearly Progress as the state’s mechanism for measuring achievement in schools and school systems. Whiten said that she is very proud of the schools’ performance. “Overall, we are just really pleased with this index,” said Whiten. “I feel like the scores really reflect our work and the things that our teachers are doing. They have done an outstanding job. Not only does this reflect the good work we are doing, but it also helps us to identify some of the areas we need to work on and we can build those areas into our school improvement plans.” In addition, all six schools were named Reward Schools by the Georgia Department of Education for High Performance and or High Progress on the CCRPI.
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The SCDA also works with existing businesses and industries to ensure their continued success. While recruitment of new industry is a significant function, aiding in existing industry expansion and retention is just as significant. About 80 percent of all new jobs in Georgia come as a result of existing industry expansion.
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