Candidates for school board president debated how to close gaps between schools and make the best use of funding at a forum hosted by the Downtown Neighborhood Association Wednesday evening. Four of the five candidates for president of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System board attended the meeting. Sadie Brown, Jolene Byrne, Chester Ellis, and George Seaborough laid out their qualifications and their plans for improving the school system to the meeting of downtown residents. David Simons was unable to attend. The forum came just under a month ahead of the May 20 election.
 
The HOPE scholarship program is in danger of going broke. Lawmakers are looking for fixes including ways to get more money to come into the lottery-funded aid that helps students go to college.
The state’s new schools superintendent says a new formula for calculating graduation rates likely will mean Georgia’s will drop significantly. That's what John Barge told a joint education committee of state lawmakers this week.
According to scores on a new proficiency test, Georgia fourth and eighth graders fall below the national average in science.
Parents and students of private, charter and virtual schools came together on the steps of the capitol to advocate for more choice in education.
With the HOPE Scholarship fund in dire financial straits state lawmakers are trying to find ways to save it. Meanwhile some students at the University of Georgia offer their own ideas for reforming the popular program.
Lawmakers have started the discussion on how to change the HOPE scholarship program so it won’t go broke next year.
A federal lawsuit filed last week by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accuses Georgia Military College of racial discrimination.
The head of an accrediting agency had harsh words for the Atlanta school board, telling members to stop being selfish and do what's best for the 47,000 students in the urban district. Mark Elgart of the Southern Association of Colleges and...
A key state legislator said Georgia lawmakers are considering creating a new panel to review school funding. House Education Committee Chairman Brooks Coleman told Morris News Service he hopes the new panel could draft recommendations next year.
University of Georgia President Michael Adams says UGA will invest more in graduate education and will invest more money in graduate fellowships.