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Georgia upgrades teacher standards

In practice, Georgia officials got more than they hoped for. Today, the percentage of lead preschool teachers with a bachelor’s degree is 81 percent, according to Gary Henry, a Georgia State University professor of education policy studies, who was commissioned by Georgia in 1996 to conduct a study examining the school readiness and primary-grade achievement of children in the state’s preschool program.