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State BOE OK's Math Changes

The Georgia Board of Education has approved allowing schools flexibility in the math classes they offer.

Bibb Schools To Cut 16 Jobs

Bibb County schools superintendent Romain Dallemand has presented a new organizational chart that will eliminate 16 administrative jobs and add six new ones.

HOPE Changes Clear Both Chambers

Changes to the HOPE scholarship program have cleared both chambers of the general assembly. The revisions mean most recipients will get 20 percent less funding this fall.

State Could Alter Math Curriculum

A measure to reconfigure Georgia’s high school math curriculum is in front of the state Board of Education Wednesday. From that meeting, school districts may soon get the option to drop integrated teaching of math subjects for a return to traditional course teaching.

HOPE Changes Pass Senate

Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to overhaul the HOPE college scholarship program passed the state Senate after a four-hour debate Tuesday. The vote was 35-20. Several Democratic amendments failed, including one that would have protected current recipients from cuts.

Georgia Tech Students Go on an ‘InVenture’

Some of Georgia’s top college students will compete for cash prizes and a free patent filing at an invention contest Wednesday night as part of the Third Annual InVenture Prize at the Georgia Institute of Technology. It’s the school’s way of teaching students about entrepreneurship.

Board Votes To Close DeKalb Schools

DeKalb County school board members have approved a sweeping redistricting plan that will move thousands of students and close eight schools.

Late Buses Plague Schools

A lot of Augusta school children aren't getting to class on time because of late buses. About 22,000 Richmond County students take the bus to school each day.

Deal Backs Down On Pre-K

Public pre-K would continue as a full day program under revisions the governor made Monday to his plan to prevent lottery funded education from going broke. Deal's original proposal made pre-kindergarten a half day program.

Deal Appoints Six To School Board

Nearly half of the Georgia Board of Education will be brand new after Gov. Nathan Deal appointed six new members.