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College Presidents Get Pay Raise

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.

Districts Prepare for SACS Review

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.

Court Firm On Charter School Decision

The Georgia Supreme Court says it will not reconsider its decision to overturn part of the state’s charter-school law.

Teachers Compete For Jobs

Teach for America sends recent college graduates to teach in low-income communities across the country.

Teacher Evaluations Get A Face-Lift

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.

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.