Governor Nathan Deal’s budget proposal includes cutting $20 million to pre-k. The program is funded entirely by the Georgia Lottery. But education costs have started to outpace the lottery money.
Georgia already has 10,000 children waiting for a spot in one of its pre-k programs.
State lawmakers are looking into the possibility of replacing books in Georgia middle schools with iPads.
The idea follows iPad roll-outs at schools in Virginia, Texas and Savannah.
A private school here, St. Andrews, gave about 300 of its students iPads to take home in August.
The mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, says he won’t try to take over the Atlanta School Board...for now.
Infighting among board members has put the Atlanta Public School system in danger of losing its accreditation.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and filmmaker Spike Lee are calling for more black men to become teachers. In an event Monday at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Duncan said just 2 percent of the nation's 3 million teacher workforce are black males.
The state’s new schools superintendent says a new formula for calculating graduation rates likely will mean Georgia’s will drop significantly. That's what John Barge told a joint education committee of state lawmakers this week.