Fri., March 1, 2013 7:51pm
A federal judge heard arguments in a legal battle over whether a Georgia law that allows the governor to remove local school boards is constitutional. Governor Nathan Deal this week announced the suspension of six of nine of the DeKalb County school board members.
Mon., February 25, 2013 4:25pm
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says he will sign an executive order to suspend six of nine DeKalb County School Board members. Deal made the announcement Monday although federal judge issued an order temporarily preventing him from replacing board members until after a hearing on Friday.
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.
Tue., September 8, 2009 5:45pm
Some African-Americans say their sons are being unfairly targeted for schoo