For the Record - 03/14/2011

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 03/14/2011

March 14-18, 2011

March 16, 2011
“Clarification,” GDP, A2
Refers to redistricting and Peachtree Ridge HS. Permissive transfers have not contributed to Peachtree Ridge's overcrowding. No new permissive transfers have been granted since 2007. In 2006, one new permissive transfer was granted.

March 16, 2011
“County by county: Board of Education meets Thursday,” AJC, B4, D. Aileen Dodd, 3/15
Yesterday's article mistakenly lists the Board executive session beginning at 3 p.m., when in fact it begins at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

March 17, 2011
“The Meth Effect: Special Report: Last in a four-part series chronicling the infiltration of drug cartels in Gwinnett and their impact on the area,” GDP, A1, Josh Green
“Labs found throughout Gwinnett’s suburban landscape. The article incorrectly lists GCPS’ student enrollment as 169,000 when in fact, it is close to 161,000.

March 18, 2011
“Mayor, others slam Gwinnett boundary plan,” AJC, B3, D. Aileen Dodd
“School redistricting draws opposition from Duluth council, parents.”The article incorrectly lists the Free and Reduced lunch percentage for Duluth High and Peachtree Ridge High. Duluth High's is 49.77% while Peachtree Ridge High's is 32.46%.