Thu., October 4, 2012 2:27pm
State Attorney General Sam Olens has sent a letter to State School Superintendent John Barge saying local school boards can’t advocate or oppose constitutional amendments using public funds. Many school boards have been opposed to the proposed constitutional amendment on charter schools that will appear on the November ballot.
Tue., September 20, 2011 11:36am
State Schools Superintendent John Barge formally asked the federal government Tuesday to excuse Georgia from a law that has increasingly branded the state’s schools as failing.
Fri., June 3, 2011 5:03pm
Lawmakers and education officials gathered Friday to mull options for the 16 state-approved charter schools invalidated last month by the state Supreme Court. Officials said the schools have two short term options: Get approval from local school districts that originally rejected them, or become state special schools.
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.
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.
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.