Skip to main content

GPB News - Education

State Seeks Education Waiver

State School Superintendent John Barge is formally asking the federal government Tuesday to excuse Georgia from a law that has increasingly branded the state’s schools as failing.

Teacher Performance Pay Plan Raises Questions

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.

Changes Coming For Macon Schools

Thousands of educators and community leaders gathered in Macon Monday to reshape the Bibb County Public School system. Plans include some potential “firsts” for Georgia education.

Cheating Probe Focuses On 11 Albany Schools

Investigators looking into whether cheating took place on standardized tests in the Dougherty County school system say they are beginning to focus their efforts on 11 elementary schools.

Isakson Proposes Education Changes

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.

Ranks Of 'Future Farmers' Soar

More young Americans than ever are seeking agricultural education through the FFA, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America. And in Georgia the numbers are climbing even faster.

State Could Consolidate Colleges

University System of Georgia officials are looking at consolidating some of the state’s 35 public colleges and universities. It’s a response to ongoing budget cuts to higher education.

State Colleges Could Consolidate

The head of the university system of Georgia says he is ordering a study of whether campuses should be consolidated to save money.

SAT Scores Drop For Fifth Year

High school students’ SAT scores dropped for the fifth year in a row as the number of students taking the college-entrance exam continues to grow.

Regents Trim College Budgets

The state Board of Regents has approved a $1.85 billion budget proposal after about 20 students were ejected from the meeting for protesting additional planned cuts to the university system.