Articles written by: William Teasley

William Teasley

Founder of the Higher Ground Education Initiative that is focused on increasing access to and success in college for Metro Atlanta’s students by setting the bar at a postsecondary credential for all students. HGEI does this by expanding the discussion on education transformation and connecting families to information resources to access postsecondary opportunities. William has worked in K-12 education innovation and economic development as an education researcher and program manager for more than a decade.

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Keeping Them In Their Seats

As all states adopt the cohort graduation rate, we will all have a better understanding of where our dropouts are and how many we really have. But that still doesn’t address why students drop out. Schools need to transform, not reform, to keep students ‘in their seats’ and get back those that have left.

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A Drop Out State? Almost

The past decade of education reform in Georgia has done very little, if anything, for many students. In 2013, it is time for Georgia to resolve to step up, stop reforming and instead transform its Pre-K-12 education system to provide opportunity to all of Georgia’s children.