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New Panel To Look At School Funding

A key state legislator said Georgia lawmakers are considering creating a new panel to review school funding. House Education Committee Chairman Brooks Coleman told Morris News Service he hopes the new panel could draft recommendations next year.

Make Up Snow Days for North Georgia

Just as North Georgia is beginning to fully recover from last week’s snow and ice, another ice storm is in the forecast for next week. Meanwhile, school districts are deciding how to make up already missed school days.

High School Math Could Change

Georgia high schools could get more say in how they teach math after parents, students and teachers complained about the state's new curriculum.

UGA to Invest in Graduate Education

University of Georgia President Michael Adams says UGA will invest more in graduate education, including more spending for graduate fellowships to draw top students.

Race to the Top Means Merit Pay for Teachers

Teachers in 26 Georgia school districts soon will be paid based on how well their students do on standardized tests.

Tuition Hikes Worry Students

This week Board of Regents Chancellor Errol Davis warned lawmakers that one way to weather the $185 million in proposed cuts would be to raise tuition at Georgia’s 35 public colleges and universities.

Teachers Debate Keeping Cursive In Curriculum

Georgia schools could drop cursive handwriting from the curriculum. Teachers spend less time teaching penmanship because of standardized testing. Students are currently required to learn cursive beginning in the third grade.

Deal: APS Members Exempt From New Law

Atlanta Public schools is in danger of losing its accreditation because of infighting among its school board members. The state may not be able to intervene as quickly as it would like.

Atlanta School District To Get Accreditation Fate

Atlanta Public Schools officials are about to learn whether sanctions will be imposed on the system by an accrediting agency.

Lawmakers To Review How State Funds Education

The governor’s education budget released this week reflects a $110 million cut in the state funding formula. State schools superintendent Republican John Barge says he thought it would be worse.