Ansley Edwards is a senior at Stratford Academy, the top flight private school on Macon's north side. She packs her day with activities meant to wow college admissions officers. Now with a relative coast into graduation, she wonders if there is something she missed.
Governor Nathan Deal proposed a $547 million budget increase for K-12 education in Georgia during his State of the State address on Wednesday morning. Deal says the increase will allow the state to eliminate teacher furlough days and increase teacher salaries. In addition to education reform, the governor also outlined his plan for job creation in the state. Deal says his focus has been on creating private-sector jobs for Georgians.