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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The Georgia Appleseed Young Professionals Focus Group held a meeting Wednesday Feb. 12.

They discussed out of school suspension rates, school climates, and many other topics brought up by the attendees.

"Education, as we've known for a while, it takes a village - not only to raise children but to educate children," said Teddy Reese. "And our school officials, they need help. Not necessarily from the professional aspect but from a community aspect."

Their professional work involves, among other things, working with school officials to address out of school suspension rates, school climates, and general improvement to increase the quality of education received by the youth.

For almost a year, they have conducted focus groups with parents, students, school officials, and other community stakeholders to gather information and recommendations on improvements in Muscogee County.

Reese said in a press release that they have enjoyed a great working relationship with Muscogee County school officials. Their approach entails cooperation from the administration and feedback from the community. He also said they contribute much of their success to them promoting positive relations and avoiding adversity.

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