More than 50 educators and other "stakeholders" representing business, government, education and citizen groups visited East Jackson Elementary School Thursday to see an example of a school that is "doing things right."
East Jackson was the only elementary school on the tour by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education. In all, the group was scheduled to visit 13 schools across the state, seven of them this week and six Nov. 18-20.
The two charter buses got a warm welcome. The school chorus, accompanied by the EJES band, sang "I'm So Glad I Go To East Jackson" as the group arrived.
The group was treated to a luncheon, also attended by local school, government and business officials, then divided into smaller groups to visit all of the classrooms, observing teachers and students in action.