Last year, one in ten kids in public schools missed more than 15 days of school. A state study shows how important being in class is to student achievement.
The State Department of Education tracked the performance and attendance of students from 2007 to 2011.
Oconee County residents can add fresh kale, chard, beets, lettuce and more vegetables to their weekly groceries. The University of Georgia and High Shoals Elementary School in Bishop have partnered to plant a community-supported agriculture garden.
The University of Georgia has delegated a committee to fill the position of dean of the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences.
Former Dean Garrett Stokes left the university in August, accepting a position as executive vice president for academic affairs at Florida State University.
By next fall, it will be harder for Georgia students who need remedial training to get into a public college or university. The University System of Georgia wants to cut the number of students who enroll but never obtain a degree.
The federal grant competition known as Race to the Top required winning states like Georgia to pay teachers according to their performance, rather than just by length of service. But the state’s plans for performance pay are coming under close scrutiny from all sides.