The state Senate passed a bill Monday that could abolish entire state programs and agencies if they’re deemed unnecessary or ineffective. Republican supporters say the bill aims to make state government more efficient.
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.