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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.