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State BOE OK's Math Changes

The Georgia Board of Education has approved allowing schools flexibility in the math classes they offer. The board met on Monday and approved the recommendation by State School Superintendent John D. Barge to allow four separate courses to be taught to students who may be struggling with the integrated curriculum.

Bibb Schools To Cut 16 Jobs

Bibb County schools superintendent Romain Dallemand has presented a new organizational chart that will eliminate 16 administrative jobs and add six new ones.

HOPE Changes Clear Both Chambers

Changes to the HOPE scholarship program have cleared both chambers of the general assembly. The revisions mean most recipients will get 20 percent less funding this fall.

State Could Alter Math Curriculum

A measure to reconfigure Georgia’s high school math curriculum is in front of the state Board of Education Wednesday. From that meeting, school districts may soon get the option to drop integrated teaching of math subjects for a return to traditional course teaching.

HOPE Changes Pass Senate

After four hours of debate, the Georgia Senate Tuesday evening passed a bill dramatically overhauling the cash-strapped HOPE scholarship program. The bill is part of Gov. Nathan Deal's plan to keep lottery programs like HOPE and pre-kindergarten from going broke. It passed 35-20.

Georgia Tech Students Go on an ‘InVenture’

Some of Georgia’s top college students will compete for cash prizes and a free patent filing at an invention contest Wednesday night as part of the Third Annual InVenture Prize at the Georgia Institute of Technology. It’s the school’s way of teaching students about entrepreneurship.

Board Votes To Close DeKalb Schools

DeKalb County school board members have approved a sweeping redistricting plan that will move thousands of students and close eight schools.

Late Buses Plague Schools

Buses aren't getting some Augusta students to school on time. Officials blame the problem on a lack of qualified drivers.

Deal Backs Down On Pre-K

Gov. Nathan Deal is revamping plans to cut the state's prekindergarten program back to half-day after an outcry from parents and teachers. Deal announced Monday that the program will remain a full day but the school year will be cut from 180 days to 160 days. He also will expand class sizes by two students each.

Deal Appoints Six To School Board

Nearly half of the Georgia Board of Education will be brand new after Gov. Nathan Deal appointed six new members.

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