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Spa shooter’s hearing held Aug. 30

Spa shooter Robert Aaron Long’s Fulton County hearing was expected to happen Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. Long had already been sentenced in Cherokee County for the killing of eight people March 16, 2021. Long killed four people and injured one at Young’s Asian Massage before traveling to Atlanta, where he shot and killed four more people at two Atlanta spas, Gold Spa and Aroma Therapy Spa.

Long was facing four more counts of felony murder, five counts of aggravated assault, domestic terrorism and multiple counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in Fulton County. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis sought the death penalty.

Georgia approves new math standards

The State Board of Education have approved State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation to adopt the new K-12 Mathematics Standards. The 2020-2021 school year will be dedicated to teacher training on the new standards, with implementation to follow in future years.

The new standards are designed to provide a strong foundation beginning in the early grades and to be clear, understandable, and present a reasonable amount of content in each year – so students can truly master concepts, rather than simply being quickly exposed to them.

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