Mon., August 4, 2014 1:44pm
The first day of school is a milestone for every student, but this year, it was also a milestone for the new head of the Atlanta Public Schools. New APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen oversaw her inaugural first day of school Monday as an estimated 50,000 children headed back to class.
Fri., April 6, 2012 12:26pm
State lawmakers spent the legislative session focusing on a fraction of the students in Georgia — those at a handful of charter schools created by now-defunct commission. The aim was to pass a constitutional amendment to address a nearly year-old ruling by the state Supreme Court that outlawed the Georgia Charter Schools Commission, which approved 16 schools before it was disbanded in May.
Wed., February 15, 2012 12:20pm
Authorities say Georgia nonprofit agencies had to return millions of dollars to taxpayers who wanted to donate money to the popular Georgia Tax Credit Scholarship Program. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the lure of receiving a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for contributions made to support scholarships for public school students seeking a private school education had more people donating faster than ever.
Fri., September 30, 2011 12:30pm
African-American groups and some education advocates want Georgia school officials to collect better data on what they call a "pipeline" from schools to prison. One Texas study tracked over a million kids and determined that -- even accounting for poverty and other factors -- black students were much more likely than whites to receive harsher punishment for similar non-violent and non-drug-related offenses like truancy, improper dress and using cell phones.
Thu., September 15, 2011 4:40am
State officials say Georgia's jobless rate rose to 10.2 percent in August, the highest level in the past six months. Georgia's top labor official says depsite that news, there were job gains in some sectors. That included in public school system seasonal employment, professional and business services, health care, and construction.