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CRCT Results Show Gains in Math

More Georgia students are passing the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. The 2011 results released Thursday show the passage rate is up in almost every grade and content area.

Ga. Wants To Spend $758-K On Teacher Evaluation System

Georgia wants to spend $758,000 in federal grant money to hire a team to develop a system to evaluate teachers and school administrators based on student performance.

Lawmakers Mull Keeping Charter Schools Open

Lawmakers and education officials gathered Friday to mull options for the 16 state-approved charter schools invalidated last month by the state Supreme Court.

Computer GED Test, Higher Fees Delayed

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.

State Lawmakers To Review Options On Charter Schools

State lawmakers are holding a special meeting to address the Georgia Supreme Court ruling that overturned part of the state's charter school law.

Tech Schools Trim Budgets Amid High Enrollment

Georgia’s technical colleges have experienced “historically high” enrollment for well over a year. But it hasn't translated into more money for the System’s budget.

Local Control at Heart of Charter Debate

Lawyers for a group of charter schools ruled unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court asked the court this afternoon to reconsider the decision. They’re arguing that the decision will force the courts to play too large a role in setting education policy.

State Lawmakers To Meet Over Charter Schools

Lawmakers are looking for fixes to keep the state commissioned charter schools open. The schools face closure after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled they were unconstitutional. State leaders are brainstorming over how to keep the schools funded.

Savannah Principal Outlines Turnaround

A Savannah school principal is telling parents how administrators plan to turnaround one of Georgia's worst public schools. State officials had threatened to shut down Groves High School unless the local district made big changes.

GHSU President Inaugurated

Dr. Ricardo Azziz was inaugurated as the 8th president of Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta today.