Georgia could be missing out on $35 billion in federal money over the next 10 years, according to the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. The group held a forum Thursday to discuss why the state could benefit from expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Georgia’s Board of Education plans to discuss a request next month by Governor Nathan Deal to review the Common Core. Common Core is a set of standardized benchmarks of academic progress that several states voluntarily adopted. Georgia signed on in 2010 and implemented the standards beginning with the 2012-2013 school year.
Gov. Nathan Deal says he expects student testing costs will still rise despite the state's decision not to use a standardized test being developed for use nationally under the Common Core academic standards.
Governor Nathan Deal appeared at the state Capitol Tuesday to unveil an online childcare facility rating system. But, more pressing matters are weighing on the Governor, and putting him in the spotlight.