Mon., September 26, 2011 2:11pm
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.
Tue., September 13, 2011 8:47am
Atlanta Public Schools officials say they plan to offer extra help to struggling students in the wake of a cheating scandal that has rocked the district. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that current intervention programs designed to help students during the school day will be increased from 12 weeks to 25 weeks and expanded from 58 to all 100 schools.
Wed., August 24, 2011 8:01am
The state board of education has delayed its decision on whether to oust members of the embattled Montgomery County School Board.
Fri., August 19, 2011 3:18pm
Students and teachers are returning to larger classes this year as schools struggle with budget cuts. Some districts have a four day school week. Others have shortened their school year.
Mon., August 1, 2011 8:25am
Investigators say they will start focusing this week on possible cheating on standardized tests in Dougherty County schools. The review of the southwest Georgia district is part of a probe ordered by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue that has already documented widespread cheating on standardized tests in Atlanta schools. Gov. Nathan Deal's lead investigator, Richard Hyde, told the Athens Banner-Herald that the Dougherty County phase of the investigation will begin in earnest on Friday.
Fri., July 8, 2011 8:36am
Governor Nathan Deal says he wants to continue a state probe into possible cheating on standardized tests in Dougherty County schools. Deal said Thursday he has authorized two special investigators to complete the probe they began nearly a year ago. The governor had said earlier in the week that the south Georgia school district was dropped from a state investigation because he was satisfied with the district's internal probe.
Wed., July 6, 2011 1:46pm
Dougherty County was dropped from the investigation because a Deal spokeswoman said the governor was satisfied with the district's investigation.
Mon., July 4, 2011 4:57pm
The Georgia Board of Education is setting up 13 sites around the state where textbooks can be reviewed for the upcoming school year.
Thu., June 9, 2011 8:52am
Up to five Georgia school districts could be subject to a new law allowing the governor to remove board members if the district is in danger of losing accreditation.
Fri., May 6, 2011 10:04am
The Georgia Board of Education will consider a request by local school systems for waivers on making up school days lost because of tornadoes that struck the state last week.