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Representative Brooks Coleman honored with Superintendent’s Impact Award
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20, 2015 – State
School Superintendent Richard Woods honored Georgia Representative Brooks
Coleman with the first Superintendent’s Impact Award today, in recognition of
Rep. Coleman’s sponsorship of House
Bill 91, which was signed into law March 30, retroactively eliminates all
graduation tests as a requirement for students who took those tests from the
early 1980s to the present. State Board Rule in 2011 eliminated those tests as
a requirement, but that did not extend to students who had already taken the
test. To date, more than 17,000 Georgians have become high-school graduates as
a result of HB 91.
Brooks Coleman was instrumental in the passage of a law that has allowed
thousands of Georgians to receive their high school diplomas, many of them
moving on to college or advancing in their careers as a result,” Superintendent
Woods said. “He has had an enormous impact on the lives of Georgia’s schools
and students, and I’m honored to recognize him with this award.”
Superintendent’s Impact Award recognizes Georgians who are not educators, but
who make a positive impact on the lives of Georgia’s schools and students. Rep.
Coleman is the first recipient of the award.