Much has been made about the Common Core State Standards, and in Georgia, those standards are changing again. GPB Macon talks with the Telegraph's Jeremy Timmerman about how those changes are happening in Houston County's school system.
Some teachers from across Georgia could get a sneak peek at the new Georgia Milestones Assessments Test as soon as this month. Georgia Milestones will replace the CRCTs and End-of-Course Assessments for students.
Candidates for school board president debated how to close gaps between schools and make the best use of funding at a forum hosted by the Downtown Neighborhood Association Wednesday evening. Four of the five candidates for president of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System board attended the meeting. Sadie Brown, Jolene Byrne, Chester Ellis, and George Seaborough laid out their qualifications and their plans for improving the school system to the meeting of downtown residents. David Simons was unable to attend. The forum came just under a month ahead of the May 20 election.
Monday, the House approved a bill that would change some school workers eligibility for unemployment benefits. The sponsor of House Bill 714 says it addresses a loophole that costs the state up to $10 million annually. According to Representative Mark Hamilton (R-Cumming) private firms providing bus drivers and other school workers are under–paying the employees, while encouraging them to apply for unemployment benefits during the summer and other school breaks.
Tybee Island has its first public school in 25 years. The Tybee Island Maritime Academy is changing the image of this beachfront community. It's attracting students from around the country and around the block.
State Schools Superintendent John Barge officially launched his bid to unseat Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday. Teachers say it will put school issues at the heart of the 2014 gubernatorial election. But GOP strategists believe it’s a Hail Mary pass by Barge.
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.