Teacher Appreciation Month 2020: In circumstances we wouldn’t have chosen, teachers rose above

As we enter an unusual Teacher Appreciation Month, Ga School Superintendent Richard Woods is asking that all Georgians who have been touched by the contributions of a teacher during this time of distance learning – whether you are a student, parent, or community member – join us in saying “thank you." 

Governor’s Honors Program Canceled for 1st Time Ever Due to COVID-19

Governor Brian Kemp congratulated the 2020 Governor's Honors Program finalists this week, but due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, those finalists won't be gathering for a summer program.

State School Superintendent: “We must choose compassion over compliance”

"Our focus during this time should be on compassion over compliance," Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods said of the era of 'crisis learning.'

2 Georgia Entities Land Money for Charter School Expansion

Secretary DeVos recently awarded $65 Million to create and expand public charter schools in areas of greatest need

Ga DOE Receives Formal Waiver for Testing, Accountability Requirements

Among some of the flex options, Grades K-8 may choose to issue course designations of “pass” or “fail” in lieu of final grades or numeric scores.

Open Letter from Superintendent Woods: School buildings are closed, but the hearts of educators...

"This is a hard reality, and a real loss – for teachers who miss their students, students who miss their teachers, and for our graduating seniors."

Kemp to Close K-12 Schools for the Rest of the School Year, Order Shelter...

Governor Brian Kemp said Wednesday that public K-12 schools will not re-open this school year. "Georgia will need more time to prepare for hospital surge...

Kemp Closes K-12 Public Schools Through April 24

This is as of 12:15PM on Thursday, March 26th. This decision will overrule any local public school decision at this time.

Dairy Farmer Offers Fun Facebook Education Series For Kids During School Closures

Katie is combining her expertise as a dairy farmer and a teacher to launch a Facebook education series about cows and life on a dairy farm to educate and entertain kids while schools are closed.

Superintendent Woods suspends state testing administration, accountability requirements

State School Superintendent Richard Woods is suspending the following until further notice.