Georgia students and families could see big changes to their public schools this year as lawmakers continue work on numerous education bills.
A new school voucher bill passed out of a Senate committee Tuesday and could be headed for a full Senate vote.
The 1985 Quality Basic Education Act guides the state in distributing nearly $11 billion to its 1.6 million public school students, but calls for change have been growing louder in recent years. Since its inception, the state’s population has roughly doubled, and costs for expenses like transportation, technology and counselors have radically changed in the intervening decades.
Food banks and nonprofits say inflation has hurt fundraising and made it hard to handle a surge in demand. One CEO says the need is close to the height of the pandemic.
A new report looks at how Georgia’s schools are using the influx of nearly $6 billion in federal COVID relief funds that have flowed to districts across the state since 2020.
Sunday on GPB-TV, a new episode of Lawmakers: Beyond The Dome explores educated-related laws in Georgia.Those laws include House Bill 1178, Parents' Bill of Rights; House Bill 1084, which rules how race is taught in schools; and Senate Bill 377 which focuses on divisive concepts.
Georgia’s film tax credit helped bring blockbuster productions to the state, along with an estimated $4.4 billion in spending during the 12 months ending June 30. But a new report from the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts finds lingering concerns about the program’s transparency and rising cost to the state treasury.
The state is working with the group Graduation Alliance to provide $5 million dollars in help to get up to 50,000 students back on track. The alliance will provide academic success coaches to encourage students, and even help with homework.
At its monthly meeting in October, the board voted to expand sensory rooms to each of the district’s 34 schools to allow for a safe space where students may recalibrate, recollect and self-regulate.
The two candidates hoping to head Georgia’s public schools traded barbs on the debate stage Monday, each accusing the other of not doing enough to help the state’s 1.8 million public school students.
Georgia high school students earned an average ACT score of 21.6 this year, beating the national average of 19.8, according to new data from the state Department of Education.
More than 1,600 book titles across 32 states — including Georgia — were banned from public schools during the 2021-2022 school year, with the bulk of the ban requests coming from a handful of right-wing groups pushing for censorship of books that feature LGBTQ+ characters and characters of color, a new report issued Monday said.
When her high school banned the hijab, Ayesha Shifa sued. Her case went to India's Supreme Court. A verdict, expected soon, could redefine what secularism means in the world's largest democracy.
Results are in from the 2022 Georgia Milestones exams. However, the Georgia Department of Education said to hold back comparing this year's data to 2021.
A recent survey from the National Education Association finds more than 50% of teachers are thinking of leaving the profession. One of the causes? Teacher burnout.