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Federal education law prohibits Feds from control of funds to arm teachers

Federal law prohibits the power of the Secretary concerning funding to be used to purchase firearms in school districts.

Scorecard Rates Georgia Lawmakers on ‘School Choice’

See who made the list for Honor Roll and Champion of School Choice initiatives in Georgia.

Georgia approves new standards for fine arts, physical education

Based on the recommendation of State School Superintendent Richard Woods, the State Board of Education last month approved revised standards for physical education and several fine arts areas. All standards were developed or revised based on public feedback, including opportunities for public comment and participation from educators, business and industry representatives, parents, and advocates.

Some think education spending should increase nationally, poll finds

New poll finds that the general public would like to see increases to public education funding.

Dozens of Schools Named to List for Needing Additional Support

The Georgia Department of Education recently released the first list of Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) schools as required by the federal Every Student...

Report: Consistent and strong teacher evaluation models improve teachers and students

Recent Efforts to Improve Teacher Evaluations Yield Multiple Benefits, Including Retaining More Effective Teachers and Prompting Least Effective Teachers to Leave.

Georgia’s Pre-K Program welcomes over 80,000 Four Year Olds

A big step for lots of little ones around the state.

Georgia Department of Education releases list of Targeted Support & Improvement schools

The Georgia Department of Education has released the first list of Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools as required by the federal Every Student...

School Safety: Abrams and Kemp pitch plans to Georgia voters

Candidates for Georgia Governor have school safety on their minds.

Georgia Department of Education launches Partnership for Rural Growth, dedicating an additional $1.6 million...

The Georgia Department of Education is launching the Partnership for Rural Growth, an initiative to expand the resources available to public school districts in...