Mon., February 27, 2012 8:30am
The Georgia Board of Education is awarding nine school districts a portion of $24 million in federal literacy grants. They will allow schools to build literacy plans for their students
Tue., November 1, 2011 2:42pm
A national test says Georgia’s fourth graders are doing better at math than ever before. But eighth grade math score remain flat, and fourth and eighth grade reading scores improved only slightly since 2009.
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.
Thu., September 15, 2011 3:21pm
Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson is taking a lead in drafting a Republican alternative to the Obama administration’s plan to amend the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act –- better known as No Child Left Behind. Isakson is co-sponsoring three new bills intended to replace the legislation.
Tue., August 9, 2011 5:35am
Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia will join a host of other states in seeking a waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind law. Deal says Georgia education officials are working on a new accountability system that would look at student growth, Advanced Placement scores, SAT scores and attendance, among other measures.
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., May 5, 2011 7:55am
Eight months after Georgia won $400 million in federal education grants, the state is just beginning to spend its funds.
Mon., June 21, 2010 3:54pm
June 21 is the last day that Georgia citizens can register to vote.