Tue., May 7, 2013 1:05pm
The Georgia Department of Education said the average score for Georgia's elementary schools is 83.4; middle schools is 81.4 and high schools is 72.6.
Tue., March 5, 2013 5:00pm
While most federal spending cuts from the sequester could take time to work their way down to local school districts, communities with military bases are bracing for a more immediate impact. That's because many districts already have budgeted for a program called Impact Aid. The funds are used to offset property tax losses.
Tue., September 4, 2012 6:32pm
Governor Deal has announced nine winners of education grants. They are part of the Obama Administration’s Race to the Top schools program. $19.4 million will go to partnerships between local school districts, universities, businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Wed., March 7, 2012 6:24pm
A Georgia school system that's been operating four days a week to save money will soon return to five days of school. The Peach County school board on Tuesday approved the 2012-2013 school calendar with a traditional five-day week.
Tue., January 17, 2012 4:09pm
Georgia schools Superintendent John Barge says he expects to hear by the end of the month whether the state has received a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law. Barge spoke to state lawmakers during a budget hearing Tuesday.
Tue., December 27, 2011 5:35pm
Public schools in DeKalb County are allowing probation officers into the schools and giving them office space in some cases so they can monitor students who have been in trouble with the law.
Mon., November 14, 2011 6:25pm
Every adult who works in a school is now legally mandated to report bullying if he or she sees it. So educators want to make sure that they know how to spot the behavior — and how they should respond when they do.
Mon., November 14, 2011 3:18pm
Georgia is asking for a massive overhaul of how it measures student achievement under the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Tue., November 8, 2011 7:05pm
Public school students and parents are seeing some changes this year in the way their schools handle bullying. That’s because of a law passed by the legislature last year that schools are now starting to put into practice.
Fri., September 30, 2011 4:30pm
African-American groups and some education advocates want Georgia school officials to collect better data on what they call a "pipeline" from schools to prison. One Texas study tracked over a million kids and determined that -- even accounting for poverty and other factors -- black students were much more likely than whites to receive harsher punishment for similar non-violent and non-drug-related offenses like truancy, improper dress and using cell phones.