Fri., August 23, 2013 6:39am
Georgia’s Board of Education plans to discuss a request next month by Governor Nathan Deal to review the Common Core. Common Core is a set of standardized benchmarks of academic progress that several states voluntarily adopted. Georgia signed on in 2010 and implemented the standards beginning with the 2012-2013 school year.
Thu., August 22, 2013 7:00am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered an extensive review of national education guidelines known as Common Core standards. Deal also asked the State Board of Education to "un-adopt" part of the program that includes sample English test selections that some parents object to.
Mon., July 22, 2013 2:56pm
State officials say Georgia is withdrawing from a consortium to create standardized tests aligned with Common Core curriculum. State School Superintendent John Barge and Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday that Georgia is withdrawing from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers to ensure that Georgia officials maintain control of the state's academic standards and testing.
Tue., July 9, 2013 6:00am
National tests being created for the Common Core educational standards could cost Georgia more than its current budget of $25 million for all types of assessments. A spokeswoman for Gov. Nathan Deal, says he is exploring options because of concerns about the cost of the assessments.
Wed., June 26, 2013 8:00am
The Cobb County school board has delayed a vote on whether to overturn its decision not to purchase math textbooks aligned with national standards. Board Chairman Randy Scamihorn said he wants to give board members more time to study their options. A vote was initially scheduled for Thursday.
Mon., June 24, 2013 2:57am
Leaders of Georgia's Republican Party have voted to press state officials to withdraw from a national program that creates a basic set of educational standards. Party leaders voted unanimously this weekend to ask that the state withdraw from Common Core — an initiative aimed at creating basic reading, math and language arts requirements.
Fri., July 27, 2012 8:30am
Schools across Georgia will begin teaching new academic standards designed to ensure students are ready for college and careers after high school graduation. Georgia adopted the "Common Core" standards in July 2010. State officials earmarked $900,000 in grant money for training.