Education will continue to be on the front lines this fall in Georgia. And not only because it’s at the center of the gubernatorial race. Georgia will be implementing a new mandatory statewide teacher evaluation system for the first time once the new school year begins. The state has been conducting a pilot program with a fraction of Georgia’s school districts. In the fall, it goes live to all school districts for the first time.
The State Professional Standards Commission will hear two complaints against Bibb County School Superintendent Romain Dallemand. State officials will not say who filed the complaints. The PSC gets around 100 complaints a month, and not all are investigated.
The state’s teacher licensing agency is hitting the pause button on its investigation of Atlanta educators accused of cheating on standardized tests. This gives the district attorney time to look at additional evidence.
Several Atlanta educators implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal will soon find out whether the state will yank their teaching certificates. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the state Professional Standards Commission on Thursday is expected to hand down the first formal punishments in the case.