The Georgia Department of Education plans to give parents a detailed look at schools' performance. The department will release grades for schools and districts under a new system meant to go beyond just standardized tests.
The Georgia Department of Education has released a list of 156 schools labeled as "focus" schools under the state's new accountability system. The schools are one step above the state's worst performing schools — called "priority" schools — which were named last week.
The Georgia Department of Education Tuesday released a list of the 78 worst performing schools in the state as part of its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law. The list identifies the state's "priority" schools — those that consistently perform poorly on tests or have low graduation rates.
The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama will free 10 states Thursday from the strict requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law. A White House official says Georgia is among the states.
Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia will join a host of other states in seeking a waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind law. Deal says Georgia education officials are working on a new accountability system that would look at student growth, Advanced Placement scores, SAT scores and attendance, among other measures.