Wed., November 28, 2012 11:00am
The U.S. Department of Education announced that several school districts in Georgia are in the running for a portion of a $400 million prize in the Race To The Top school district competition. The Department of Education expects to choose between 15 and 25 winning districts by Dec. 31.
Tue., July 3, 2012 3:12pm
The U.S. Department of Education says Georgia is at high risk of losing $33 million dollars in Race To The Top funds. Federal officials are concerned over changes to the state’s teacher evaluation program.
Tue., September 13, 2011 3:57pm
A bigger share of Georgia students are defaulting on federal student loans. The latest figures from the US Education Department show, last year, 9% of the state's student borrowers defaulted on their loans within the first two-years of repayment. That's up from 6% in the two previous years. Experts blame a weak job market and rising tuition.
Tue., August 23, 2011 1:44pm
The college has paid off $500,000 in debt as part of an agreement.
Wed., October 27, 2010 11:15am
The Department of Education reminds schools that if they fail to address bullying, they could be in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws.
Wed., October 20, 2010 3:24pm
The money will help support students from low-income households among others.
Tue., July 27, 2010 3:24pm
Georgia is a finalist in the "Race to the Top," a federal incentive for education reform. The state is one of 19 finalists the U.S. Department of Education has chosen for the second round of the federal grants. U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan says not all finalists will make the cut. Only two states were awarded the grants in the first Race to the Top round. Georgia came in third.
Thu., July 15, 2010 12:10pm
UGA researcher Scott Ardoin has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to study various approaches to teaching reading. Ardoin will use eye-tracking technology to determine the best strategy for increasing language and vocabulary. The study will explore the reading fluency of second graders at a local school district.
Wed., October 14, 2009 3:03pm
Georgia showed improved math scores for 8th- and 4th- graders on a national