Warren County school officials say a Georgia Supreme Court decision clears the way for board members to return. A court decision found former Governor Sonny Perdue had no right to remove them. The controversy erupted after SACS threatened to remove accreditation.
Petition signers ask Shorter University to reconsider an employee policy. People who work there must agree to sign lifestyle statement or risk termination. Meanwhile, another Baptist university has extended benefits to same sex partners.
Parents of kids who miss school in Bibb County could lose welfare benefits. Local leaders say trauncy is a major problem in Macon where only 44-percent of kids graduate from high school. State officials say Bibb County is the only county to ask about tying benefits to attendance.
More than a third of Georgia’s public schools aren’t meeting federal benchmarks for education. Georgia’s overall Adequate Yearly Progress or AYP is down from last year. State Superintendent John Barge attributes the decline to an ever-increasing academic bar.