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Martha Dalton

Reporter, Fill-in Host

Martha Dalton is WABE's education reporter. She came to the station in 2010 after working at CNN Radio. 

As a former teacher, her favorite stories take her back into classrooms to talk with students and teachers. Martha covers how education policy decisions--at the state, local, and federal levels--impact classrooms. Her reporting has also taken her to the courtroom to cover the trial and sentencing of twelve former Atlanta educators. She has partnered with NPR's  StateImpact project to report on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. She is also a contributor to the NPR show LatinoUSA and American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report

You can hear her filling in for local hosts of Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and WABE's mid-day show, Closer Look. 

Martha has worked for radio stations in Atlanta, Savannah, and Charleston, S.C.  In her former life, she worked as a teacher and reading specialist for students in grades K-12. She has a bachelor’s degree from Furman University and a master’s degree from Georgia State. 

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Georgia's workforce could face a talent gap unless it expands its career education programs and finds a way to keep college graduates in the state. That was the message at a critical issues forum held by the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education this week.

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As Atlanta's technology sector continues to grow, some schools are stepping up their efforts to prepare students for those jobs. The Georgia Department of Education offers STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) certification for schools.

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Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen with a student

Most students in the Atlanta Public Schools head back to class next week. On Wednesday, APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said the district is ready.

That's a different tune than the one she sang three years ago.

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Alison Guillory / WABE

In some parts of the U.S., kids go back to school after Labor Day.

However, that’s not the case for students in metro Atlanta's public schools. In fact, some students in the Atlanta Public Schools have returned to class already. Cobb County students return July 31.

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The remaining APS schools start classes Aug. 1. Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett and Clayton counties begin Aug. 7. 

Georgia state capitol
Nick Nesmith / WABE

The Henry County school board recently revoked an offer to its sole finalist for superintendent.

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