Georgia state schools Superintendent John Barge says he's considering challenging Gov. Nathan Deal in next year's Republican primary. Barge, who's in his first term as superintendent, said Tuesday that the possible campaign is one of many options he's considering.
Georgia’s high school graduation rate improved in 2012. But it’s not enough, according to the state superintendent. The cohort graduation rate measures the number of students who enter high school and how many graduate four years later.
A spokesman for state Superintendent John Barge says his boss has reached an agreement with Attorney General Sam Olens on the school chief's political activity regarding a statewide referendum on charter schools.