CCJ Reports

Class of 1977 recalls the early years of segregation

December 26, 2017

Members of Central’s class of 1977 were among the first Macon children to spend all or most of their school years in racially integrated schools. At the 40-year reunion, several Central High alums recalled those days of integration. .mcclatchy-embed{position:relative;padding:40px 0 56.2...

What would Bibb schools’ racial makeup be if everyone went to their zoned school?

Maggie Lee

December 20, 2017

These maps show roughly where Bibb children live and which schools serve them. Each dot stands for three children who lived within a small area called a “Census Block Group” in 2010. Elementary School zones black white o...

Kelly Neal

Mitch Jaugstetter and Paige Hill, Center for Collaborative Journalism

December 16, 2017

Kelly Neal works in Macon but lives in Jones County so her two children with intellectual disabilities can attend a public school that can accommodate them.

Christie Freeman

Jastine Alaan and Jiali Chen, Center for Collaborative Journalism

December 16, 2017

Christie Freeman is a mother of five raising one child of a different race. Freeman wants to raise her children in a diverse, integrated setting.

Sloan Oliver

Dylan Malamala and Sam Jacobs, Center for Collaborative Journalism

December 16, 2017

Sloan Oliver reflected on public education. Oliver lived in Macon-Bibb county but moved to Monroe County because of the quality of education.

Kristin Hanlon

Adelia Henderson and Jade Thompson, Center for Collaborative Journalism

December 16, 2017

Kristin Hanlon's family made a strategic purchase in the Rutland zone in 1999 to send her children to the public school of her choice.

Ann Tift

Noemi Griffin and Jessica Lee, Center for Collaborative Journalism

December 16, 2017

Ann Tift and her husband sent their four children to Stratford Academy. Tift urges we shift the blame for education inequality away from private schools.

Glenda Earwood Smith

Elzabeth Tammi, Center for Collaborative Journalism

December 16, 2017

Glenda Earwood Smith, the former dean of students at Wesleyan College, believes Macon has a good public school system that has improved under its current leader.

Documentary screening sparks community conversation

Andrea Honaker, Telegraph staff writer

October 24, 2017

About 30 community members attended an Oct. 24 event hosted by Mercer's Center for Collaborative Journalism, The Telegraph and Georgia Public Broadcasting. It was the fifth public program in the collaborative project about race...

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