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.
Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson is taking a lead in drafting a Republican alternative to the Obama administration’s plan to amend the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act –- better known as No Child Left Behind. Isakson is co-sponsoring three new bills intended to replace the legislation.