Published Online: August 18, 2015
Published in Print: August 19, 2015, as Atlanta Hires Architect of State-Takeover Legislation

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Atlanta Hires Architect of State-Takeover Legislation

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The chief architect of Georgia's proposed school takeover law will advise the Atlanta schools on how to avoid becoming the legislation's primary target.

The Atlanta school board hired Erin Hames, Gov. Nathan Deal's deputy chief of staff for policy and legislative affairs, to help the district.

Proposed legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charters, or shut them down. It would create a new statewide district to take control of Georgia's most distressed schools.

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