Georgia educators will soon implement new programs for the state’s youngest students. Governor Nathan Deal announced Thursday the state was one of six to earn a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont were also awarded RTT-ELC grants.
Georgia state schools Superintendent John Barge says he's considering challenging Gov. Nathan Deal in next year's Republican primary. Barge, who's in his first term as superintendent, said Tuesday that the possible campaign is one of many options he's considering.
Georgia's State School Superintendent says the state needs another year to work on a teacher evaluation system. That's despite the threat of losing nearly $10 million in federal Race to the Top funding.
The U.S. Department of Education announced that several school districts in Georgia are in the running for a portion of a $400 million prize in the Race To The Top school district competition. The Department of Education expects to choose between 15 and 25 winning districts by Dec. 31.
October 15th is the deadline for Georgia to turn in its revised Race To The Top proposal for teacher evaluations. The federal government had threatened to pull 33 million dollars in funding after the state changed its proposal.
Georgia Southern University is joining seven coastal research institutes to educate high school students. They will come from six school districts to learn about environmental concerns in Georgia’s coastal region.
Governor Deal has announced nine winners of education grants. They are part of the Obama Administration’s Race to the Top schools program. $19.4 million will go to partnerships between local school districts, universities, businesses and nonprofit organizations.
The U.S. Department of Education says Georgia is at high risk of losing $33 million dollars in Race To The Top funds. Federal officials are concerned over changes to the state’s teacher evaluation program.
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced 11 new winners of money from the state's Race to the Top federal grant. Deal launched the $19 million Innovation Fund competition after Georgia won $400 million last year from the U.S. Department of Education. The money is aimed at schools and programs that focus on STEM subjects — or science, mathematics, engineering and technology.