Posts tagged with "Richard Woods"

Decatur Superintendent speaks out on Kindergarten eligibility bill

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 5, 2015

City Schools of Decatur Superintendent Phyllis Edwards said she isn’t sure why the state Legislature is considering a change that would push back the eligibility date for Kindergarten enrollment. But she’s pretty sure it would be a headache for local school systems. Edwards gave Decaturish a draft copy of a letter she’s planning to send […]

State superintendent endorses Wilson

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 23, 2014

Democratic candidate for state school superintendent Valarie Wilson on Thursday picked up the endorsement of the current Republican school superintendent. Superintendent John Barge was first elected in 2010 and decided to run against incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal in the 2014 primary instead of seeking a second term. Deal prevailed. Wilson is in a close race […]

AJC: ‘Our poll is better.’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 23, 2014

The Atlanta Journal Constitution says poll results commissioned by its sister company, WSB-TV, are more reliable than poll results commissioned by a competitor, 11 Alive. The WSB-TV poll also reached a completely different conclusion, showing two top Democratic candidates ahead of their Republican opposition. The AJC and WSB-TV are owned by Cox Media Group, a fact […]

Polls show Georgia GOP candidates leading

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 20, 2014

So far things are looking good for Georgia Republican candidates running in statewide races as the November general election approaches. Several polls show that Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue and state School Superintendent candidate Richard Woods leading their Democratic opposition. The Democrats are, gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Jason Carter, U.S. Senate […]

BOE member sees red over ‘Purple’ remark

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 12, 2014

Recent remarks by the Republican candidate for state school superintendent drew a strong reaction during Tuesday’s City Schools of Decatur Board of Education meeting. BOE member Annie Caiola said during the meeting that she was “sickened” by recent remarks from a candidate, who she did not name. School Board members are generally prohibited from politicking […]

Settled – Richard Woods is GOP nominee for state super

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 1, 2014

The July 22 runoff for the Republican nomination for state school superintendent was too close to call. Mike Buck, the chief of staff to outgoing superintendent John Barge, and Richard Woods, a former high school principal and teacher who currently works in the private sector, were separated by more than 700 votes. But the race […]

Republican ticket for state super still in question

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 23, 2014

Former City Schools of Decatur Board of Education Member Valarie Wilson easily won the Democratic nomination in the July 22 runoff election, but it’s not clear who her opponent will be in the November general election. The turnout was considerably higher in the Republican runoff between Mike Buck, the chief of staff to outgoing superintendent John […]

Superintendent candidates talk grad rates, testing

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 1, 2014

Candidates running to become the next head of Georgia’s schools worked to distinguish themselves from their opponents during a June 30 forum held by the League of Women Voters of Atlanta Fulton County. All four candidates who will appear in the July 22 primary runoff attended the forum. The Democratic runoff will feature Valarie Wilson, a former […]

May 20 primary election results

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 20, 2014

The polls closed at 7 pm. Here are the election results for the May 20 primary election in Georgia. This post will be updated throughout the evening. All results should be considered tentative until certified. Blank spaces indicate pending results. In order to win outright, a candidate has to receive more than 50 percent of […]

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