Wed., April 20, 2011 4:09pm
Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday that will allow him to remove board members of school systems that are in danger of losing accreditation. He's preparing to act on the bill if the Atlanta Public Schools do not regain full accreditation by July 1.
Mon., March 14, 2011 8:10am
The Georgia Board of Education has approved allowing schools flexibility in the math classes they offer. The board met on Monday and approved the recommendation by State School Superintendent John D. Barge to allow four separate courses to be taught to students who may be struggling with the integrated curriculum.
Wed., March 9, 2011 8:24am
A measure to reconfigure Georgia’s high school math curriculum is in front of the state Board of Education Wednesday. From that meeting, school districts may soon get the option to drop integrated teaching of math subjects for a return to traditional course teaching.
Fri., March 4, 2011 10:50am
The DeKalb County school district is keeping its accreditation with a national standards agency but has a year to fix problems or risk losing that standing.
Wed., February 2, 2011 1:41pm
The mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, says he won’t try to take over the Atlanta School Board...for now. Infighting among board members has put the Atlanta Public School system in danger of losing its accreditation.
Tue., November 23, 2010 2:09pm
Investigations continue into possible wrongdoing on CRCT tests by some Atlanta and Dougherty County teachers. The state’s largest teachers group wants to make sure there's help for any of its member-educators affected by the probe.
Tue., November 2, 2010 3:04pm
Research indicates that when parents get involved in a child's education, academic achievement improves. That may explain why one prosecutor suggests parents should serve jail time for missing parent teacher meetings. "Talk of the Nation's" Jennifer Ludden's discusses this issue.
Tue., August 31, 2010 3:58pm
Some Georgia public school students are not able to transfer as easily to other schools as they used to. Due to budget cuts, some schools are too maxed out for transfer students.
Tue., August 24, 2010 11:55am
The U.S. Education Department says Georgia, eight other states and the District of Columbia will receive money in the second round of the $4.35 billion "Race to the Top" school reform grant competition.
Fri., August 20, 2010 7:03pm
A federal court judge has ruled against the Augusta State University student who is suing the school for alleged religious discrimination. Judge J. Randal Hall said in an order filed Friday that Jennifer Keeton can be expelled from ASU's counseling program if she does not complete a remediation plan involving diversity and sensitivity training about homosexuality.