A new report says that the state’s rate of out-of-school suspensions is one of the highest in the nation. Last school year, roughly 8 percent of Georgia students were suspended out of school at least once.
The University System of Georgia has approved salary increases for the presidents of Fort Valley and Albany State Universities.
The Board of Regents met last week and agreed to give presidents Larry Rivers and Everette Freeman a $25,000 raise.
Five Georgia school districts are hoping to regain full accreditation before a deadline that could trigger state hearings. Board members in districts that don’t receive full accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) by July 1st could be stripped of their posts.
The State Board of Education voted today to spend more than $750 thousand dollars in federal money on consultants to overhaul how Georgia’s teachers are evaluated. The new evaluations will fulfill a pledge the state made in its Race to the Top application.
State officials are delaying the rollout of a computer-based high school equivalency test until at least early next year. And because of that, a planned increase in testing fees will be delayed as well. The fees will stay at $95 to take the full GED.