Wed., March 21, 2012 3:06pm
The Georgia Department of Education adds 156 schools to the "Focus" list. The schools have wide achievement gaps. Move is part of No Child Left Behind Waiver.
Wed., March 21, 2012 6:27am
The Georgia Department of Education has released a list of 156 schools labeled as "focus" schools under the state's new accountability system. The schools are one step above the state's worst performing schools — called "priority" schools — which were named last week.
Fri., December 16, 2011 7:02am
Georgia will not get 70 million in federal grant dollars officials hoped to use to improve early childhood education. The state had hoped to win a portion of the latest federal Race to the Top funding focused on early learning, but was not among nine states chosen for the grants.
Thu., December 1, 2011 5:39pm
Georgia is among the top states in the nation for tracking students over the course of their education, according to a report released Thursday. Educators say having that kind of data enables them to provide better instruction and see where student achievement is lacking.
Mon., September 26, 2011 2:11pm
Last year, one in ten kids in public schools missed more than 15 days of school. A state study shows how important being in class is to student achievement. The State Department of Education tracked the performance and attendance of students from 2007 to 2011.
Fri., July 22, 2011 2:47pm
Many Georgia schools today are reacting to news that they did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress required under Federal No Child Left Behind standards. Not a single high school in the Rome area of northwest Georgia made the mark.
Tue., May 3, 2011 2:49pm
Bibb County Schools starting Farm to School program. Macon one of eight places in Georgia participating. More schools signing on all the time.
Wed., April 27, 2011 1:10pm
Students who failed the math portion of this year’s high school graduation test can get extra help this summer through a free program to be offered by the state.
Tue., April 5, 2011 2:15pm
This year 8-thousand young adults will have completed the school year online. Numbers expected to grow. Lawmakers approved virtual schools in 2008.
Thu., February 24, 2011 3:31pm
State education officials want to give local districts more control over math curriculum. Many students failing integrated math. Schools concerned about AYP and graduation rates.