GPB's Emily Jones talks with Chester Ellis, who's running for school board president
 
According to a new report, the skill level of Georgia’s workforce won’t meet the needs of future jobs.
Under a plan being discussed by a northeast Georgia school district, Colt 6920 M4 carbine rifles would be stored in safes inside schools to defend students in a school shooting. Details of the plan by Gainesville City Schools were discussed Monday,...
Georgia's average score on this year's SAT college entrance exam was unchanged from last year, mirroring a national trend as scores were generally stagnant for a third year. Nationwide, African-American students made slight gains, the...
The state school board released a draft plan [today/Thursday] for reviewing the Common Core curriculum. The review follows persistent complaints that the curriculum dictates how to teach children. Some state school officials say the review probably...
The U.S. Department of Education is recognizing eight Georgia public schools and one private school as 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools. State education officials announced the awards Tuesday. Nationally, 264 public and 50 private schools were...
Some of the state's -- and the nation's -- top thinkers in education and innovation were in Atlanta Monday to discuss ways the city and the state can improve schools, keep top talent and prepare for the future. The occasion was the...
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan asked business executives at a summit in Atlanta to pressure their Congressmen to support additional funding for early childhood education.
Mercer University marks 50th year anniversary of integration
State officials say they're cracking down on child care centers that have been issued safety violations. Department of Early Care and Learning Bobby Cagle said inspectors are taking an especially close look at child care centers that have been...
This is the first year that incoming ninth graders across Georgia will have to choose a career pathway. The state hopes the program will help reduce a dismal high school graduation rate.