Mon., September 17, 2012 7:00am
The executive committee of the Georgia High School Association could change high school football as we know it at their biannual meeting in Macon on Monday, allowing their more public and private schools to meet on the field.
Fri., April 6, 2012 4:26pm
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 5:20pm
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.
Thu., October 27, 2011 2:39pm
The number of Bible classes offered in Georgia’s middle and high schools is drying-up. And there are particular reasons behind the steep drop-off since their introduction four years ago. One reason is money.
Fri., September 30, 2011 4:30pm
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 8:40am
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.
Fri., January 14, 2011 4:54pm
The new chief of public schools says the way the state funds education needs to be revisited.
Tue., October 26, 2010 4:59pm
The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education has started its annual bus trip across the state showcasing seven high-performing public schools.
Tue., June 29, 2010 5:20pm
Louisiana and Virginia spend more on students than Georgia.
Tue., May 11, 2010 7:30am
The Board of Regents is expected to approve a tuition hike for Georgia’s Pu