Wed., February 23, 2011 3:41pm
Grant provides netbook computers for 9th and 10th graders. Students doing most of work online. State education officials will monitor success.
Thu., February 10, 2011 3:15pm
Georgia once again has some of the best Advanced Placement test scores in the country. High school students taking college level courses did better this year than last.
Fri., February 4, 2011 5:02pm
Most of Georgia’s 180 school districts have agreed to join a statewide computer database that stores student information. Officials with the state Department of Education say the network will hold test scores and attendance records and make it easier for teachers to track student progress.
Fri., February 4, 2011 9:59am
School districts in Georgia are revamping policies to combat bullying based on new state guidelines, hoping to stem behavior that educators across the country say has become rampant in schools.
Wed., January 26, 2011 2:00pm
According to scores on a new proficiency test, Georgia fourth and eighth graders fall below the national average in science.
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.
Fri., January 14, 2011 4:30pm
Five straight days of public school closings in parts of the state hit by the winter storm gives teachers less time to prepare students for the CRCT test. State education officials say they are working to address the problem.
Tue., November 30, 2010 3:23pm
A new report says number of so-called dropout factories went down between 2002 and 2008. Education officials says graduation coaches key to success. Coaches cut by some districts.
Mon., November 29, 2010 5:08pm
A group that supports charter schools has given Georgia’s charter school law a C. They say it’s because the law is too weak.
Mon., November 22, 2010 3:55pm
The Georgia Department of Education is sending in a final plan for its Race to the Top federal money today. School districts across Georgia have worked on budget plans and now the state will submit all but one of them to the federal government. These plans map out how the 26 districts will use the $400 million dollars.