For the Record - 08/23/2004

For the Record... Response to News Media Coverage of Gwinnett County Public Schools

In today's news media, the lines between legitimate news, editorial opinion, and "infotainment" can become blurred. Add to that tight deadlines and a rush to "get the story" and the result may be news coverage that is less accurate, balanced, and fair than it could be-- and should be.

Unfortunately, when erroneous or misleading stories appear in the news media, there are limited ways to counter the incorrect or incomplete information. In addition to asking the news media for a correction, many organizations are devising their own means for providing audiences with additional information and advising them of details not found in news media stories. That is why Gwinnett County Public Schools has set up "For the Record..." This space will be used to correct or clarify media stories about the school system, provide a context when one is lacking, point out errors in fact and editorializing, and also applaud news stories that are especially well done.

For the Record... will be updated daily and indexed by week, so you are encouraged to check the site regularly. Call the Department of Communication & Media Relations at 678-301-6020 with questions or comments.

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Corrections and Clarifications for the Week of 08/23/2004

August 23, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.

August 24, 2004
In the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's story “3-year trend down on advanced course tests,” the headline and story are misleading. Passing rates for 03-04 AP exams are higher than the previous year and close to the 01-02 results and do not reflect a downward trend. Also, the students must earn 3 or better on exams for credit.

August 25, 2004
In reference to the Gwinnett Daily Post article “Room to breathe: Dacula free from overcrowding this year,” Dacula High remains over capacity this year. The article mistakenly says the addition will bring the school's capacity to 2,500. In fact, the capacity will increase to 3,000.

August 26, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.

August 27, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.