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Former Cobb school board member eyeing commissioner seat

January 24, 2024

Jaha Howard, who served on the Cobb Board of Education from 2019-2022, has filed a declaration of intent form to run for the Cobb Board of Commissioners.

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New Chair, No More COVID-19 Contact Tracing After Tense Cobb School Board Meeting

January 7, 2022

“Tre’ would review an accreditation report before steamrolling a contract through, not afterward. Tre’ believes that we should not allow local newspapers to have an accreditation report before the Board of Education does,” Howard said.


Partisan War Over Teaching History and Racism Stokes Tensions in US Schools

June 23, 2021

In Georgia's Cobb County, a member of the school board who abstained from voting on the CRT resolution, Jaha Howard, said he is worried teachers are “going to have to operate under a banner of fear" and will hesitate to talk about race issues or dark parts of U.S. history.

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Howard Leads Fundraising in Cobb Commission’s District 2 Race

May 10, 2024

Democrat Dr. Jaha Howard is outraising his opponents in the crowded race to succeed Jerica Richardson on the Cobb Board of Commissioners, according to candidates’ recent fundraising reports.


Georgia school boards respond to federal plan to investigate threats

October 7, 2021

“The rise of aggressive behavior toward school board members further undermines the already fragile trust between the people and the government,” Howard said.



Atlanta school board members oppose bill banning critical race theory

January 18, 2022

Cobb County Board of Education member Jaha Howard tells Axios that it was also troubling to see Gov. Brian Kemp support legislation that “adds so much red tape and bureaucracy.”


My Kids’ School Won’t Reinstate Masks Despite a Recent Surge in COVID Cases. Here’s What I Chose to Do.

August 12, 2021

“You have a good number of parents who fundamentally would like to see less people getting infected and less people getting into the hospital, and they’re willing to do what needs to be done so that people don’t get sick,” Howard told me. 

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