For the Record - 03/08/2004

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 03/08/2004

March 8, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.

March 9, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.

March 10, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.

March 11, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.

March 12, 2004
The Gwinnett Daily Post story “Nesbit may try classes year-round,” inaccurately describes a conversation that took place during a meeting between School Board members and each school's Teachers Advisory Council representative. The discussion between Nesbit ES' TAC representative and District V School Board member Louise Radloff was not a formal presentation on year-round school, but rather one teacher speaking to her area representative. The article also is in error when it states that Nesbit failed to satisfy state testing requirements last year. Nesbit ES did make Adequate Yearly Progress last school year. It also states that this teacher meets with the Board annually to discuss concerns from the Nesbit community. While TAC representatives meet each year with the School Board, the teacher representatives change from year to year.

March 13, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.

March 14, 2004
No corrections or clarifications needed.