Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered an extensive review of national education guidelines known as Common Core standards. Deal also asked the State Board of Education to "un-adopt" part of the program that includes sample English test selections that some parents object to.
A federal judge is temporarily preventing Georgia's governor from replacing DeKalb County school board members who were recommended for suspension by the state Board of Education. Gov. Nathan Deal had scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. Monday to announce whether he would follow the recommendation.
A judge's decision clears the way for a state hearing that could unseat members of the DeKalb County school board. The board had filed a lawsuit, seeking to halt Thursday's hearing with the Georgia Board of Education.
The DeKalb County school board has filed a lawsuit, seeking to halt a hearing with the Georgia Board of Education. The hearing could determine whether Gov. Nathan Deal makes sweeping changes in the school system's leadership.
DeKalb County school board members are preparing for a key hearing that could determine whether Georgia's governor makes sweeping changes in the school system's leadership. The school board is also expected to discuss selection of a new chairman this week.
Education officials could deliberate privately about troubled Georgia school boards under a plan being considered in the General Assembly. Any testimony to the state board and its final vote on a recommendation would still happen in public. The board can recommend that the governor replace entire local school boards.
Nine DeKalb County school board members attended a meeting Thursday in Stone Mountain to testify in front of state officials as to why they should not be suspended after the district was placed on probation through the end of 2013. The Georgia Board of Education has voted to meet again with members of the troubled DeKalb County school board.
The Georgia Board of Education announced it wants federal authorities to take a closer look at how the Dougherty County School System manages federal funding. Officials say the district's financial management will likely be scrutinized for the next five years.