The Georgia Department of Education plans to give parents a detailed look at schools' performance. The department will release grades for schools and districts under a new system meant to go beyond just standardized tests.
The state education department is urging Georgia school officials to evaluate the potential threat posed by carbon monoxide after lethal levels of the gas were found in an Atlanta elementary school, where more than 40 children and some adults were sent to hospitals.
The Dougherty County School System has received two letters from the Georgia Department of Education questioning $167,000 in Title 1 Part A expenditures from fiscal 2011. The letters seeking more documentation arrived one month after the school system reimbursed the state more than $134,000 for unallowable expenditures.
The cost of testing Georgia’s students will likely quadruple by 2014 as the state rolls out a replacement for the current Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. Georgia education leaders are helping develop the test that will assess student learning under new national Common Core standards.
A conference on school safety is set this week at the University of Georgia's Tifton Campus. U.S. Attorney Michael J. Moore is teaming up with Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Georgia Department of Education officials to present the third annual Safety in Our Schools conference.