Magazine article Techniques

Georgia's Central Education Center Identified as 'Model High School'

Magazine article Techniques

Georgia's Central Education Center Identified as 'Model High School'

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Georgia State School Superintendent Kathy Cox has identified Central Education Center in Coweta County as one of 30 model high schools in the country to be showcased nationally at the 2004 Model Schools Conference. The conference is part of the Bringing Best Practices to Scale project, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Council of Chief State School Officers and the International Center for Leadership in Education. The project is designed to bring effective education practices to scale by gathering and sharing information from and about high schools that have been most successful at providing all students with a rigorous and relevant education.

Cox describes Central Education Center (CEC) as a model of innovative thinking and best practices.

ACTE Past President Kathy Jo Elliott, who is tech prep coordinator for the Georgia Department of Education, Technology/Career Education, has a much more personal assessment to offer of the program.

"To me, it is a model tech prep site as well as a model for economic development," says Elliott. …

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