Thu., September 6, 2012 7:23am
Georgia is the sixth state in the nation to offer the Microsoft IT Academy to all its high school students. The state is putting up just over six hundred thousand dollars, while Microsoft is putting up 23 million dollars for the project.
Fri., July 20, 2012 10:00am
The Georgia Department of Education is freezing the disbursement of certain federal funds to the Dougherty County School System. The department has concerns the district has inflated the number of students who qualify for federal meal assistance and has not properly overseen federal grant programs.
Tue., March 6, 2012 5:47pm
Officials with the US Department of Education released a report Tuesday questioning whether schools across the country are treating minority students equally when it comes to discipline. The report shows, African-Americans are more than three times as likely to be suspended or expelled than white students for similar offenses. A Georgia-based law center found similar numbers here.
Thu., September 8, 2011 2:56pm
Next year’s education budget is headed to the governor. Thursday, the State Board of Education shaved two percent from it, as mandated by Governor Deal. But one of school systems’ biggest financial challenge isn’t in the budget.
Mon., July 4, 2011 4:57pm
The Georgia Board of Education is setting up 13 sites around the state where textbooks can be reviewed for the upcoming school year.
Tue., February 8, 2011 4:37pm
More than two dozen school districts across the state are getting closer to putting to use the first infusion of Race to the Top money.
Tue., January 18, 2011 4:47pm
State education officials will decide in February whether to keep cursive in the curriculum. The flowing style of handwriting isn't mentioned in a new set of teaching guidelines adopted last year. Some educators doubt that cursive is critical to what students need to know in the 21st Century.
Wed., January 12, 2011 7:46pm
The state Department of Education gives districts up to 4 emergency days set aside for things like disasters and snow days.
Fri., December 17, 2010 4:49pm
Several school districts in Georgia are buying new buses thanks to a $50 million state bond project. 178 school districts will use these one time bonds to replace old buses. These bonds come in place of regular state funding that has been cut.
Mon., October 4, 2010 4:05pm
The Georgia Department of Education is considering a change in the way students are tested before graduating. The Georgia High School Graduation Test could be on its way out.