Thu., January 17, 2013 7:29pm
The State Board of Education Thursday aopointed a new seven member Charter Schools Commission. Officials hope it will spur creation of charter schools across the state.
Wed., November 14, 2012 2:31pm
State education officials are criticizing the Georgia Cyber Academy, saying the online school is failing to meet the needs of its special education students. State Board of Education members say the school has not increased its capacity to assess and teach its special needs students.
Tue., July 3, 2012 11:18am
Georgia high school students made slight improvements this year on end-of-course tests in U.S. history, economics, biology, physical science and English, according to new data released Tuesday by the state Department of Education.
Thu., September 8, 2011 2:56pm
Next year’s education budget is headed to the governor. Thursday, the State Board of Education shaved two percent from it, as mandated by Governor Deal. But one of school systems’ biggest financial challenge isn’t in the budget.
Wed., August 24, 2011 8:01am
The state board of education has delayed its decision on whether to oust members of the embattled Montgomery County School Board.
Tue., July 26, 2011 8:45am
The Georgia Board of Education has delayed its vote on whether to remove members of the troubled Atlanta school board, while recommending to keep the Coffee County school board in place. The state board voted Tuesday on a consent order agreed to by the state Department of Education and Atlanta's school board. The state board will hold a new hearing for Atlanta before Nov. 4.
Thu., June 9, 2011 8:52am
Up to five Georgia school districts could be subject to a new law allowing the governor to remove board members if the district is in danger of losing accreditation.
Fri., May 6, 2011 10:04am
The Georgia Board of Education will consider a request by local school systems for waivers on making up school days lost because of tornadoes that struck the state last week.
Mon., March 14, 2011 8:10am
The Georgia Board of Education has approved allowing schools flexibility in the math classes they offer. The board met on Monday and approved the recommendation by State School Superintendent John D. Barge to allow four separate courses to be taught to students who may be struggling with the integrated curriculum.
Thu., September 9, 2010 1:45pm
The State Board of Education Thursday adopted the nation’s first standards and ethics policies for local school boards. The Local School Board Governance Standards and Model Ethics Policy is a result of Senate Bill 84 passed earlier this year. It allows the state more control over school boards, including giving the Governor the right to remove school board members if accreditation is at risk.