Group hosts dialogue on
academic achievement

The Clayton County Education Association, and its parent organization, the Georgia Association of Educators, will host a "Community Conversation" on closing educational-achievement gaps on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

The event is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m., and last until 9:30 p.m., at Kendrick Middle School, which is located at 7971 Kendrick Road, in Jonesboro.

CCEA President Sid Chapman said the meeting's format will include a large information session involving all attendees, followed by small-group breakout sessions.

The participants will discuss achievement-gap issues and disparities in such areas as graduation rates, test scores, preparation for college, and education funding.

A dinner will be served at the beginning of the meeting. There is no cost to participate in the meeting, Chapman said.

He said anyone, who is interested in attending the meeting, is asked to RSVP in advance, by calling the CCEA at (770) 478-9199.

- Curt Yeomans