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Troubled Ga. School District Improving, Accreditor Says

By The Associated Press — June 15, 2010 1 min read

Two years after it was stripped of its accreditation, the Clayton County, Ga., school district remains on probation with a national accrediting agency, but it has made progress on a list of benchmarks.

According to a report from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the district’s once-troubled school board has improved but still has work to do. The 50,000-student district lost its accreditation in 2008 because of a squabbling, ineffective school board, which has been replaced.

The district’s accreditation was restored on a provisional basis last year. The report notes that the board still needs to remove outside influences and complete a comprehensive review of school board policies.

School Superintendent Edward Heatley said he would not be satisfied until the district is off probation permanently.

A version of this article appeared in the June 16, 2010 edition of Education Week as Troubled Ga. School District Improving, Accreditor Says

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