Gov. Kemp Orders All Public Schools Closed Thru End of Month

All public schools will be closed through the end of the month of March thanks to an executive order issued by Governor Brian Kemp on Monday.

Georgia Historical Society’s Georgia History Festival Raises Record $1.625 Million For Statewide Educational Programming

The program has surpassed all previous institutional fundraising milestones by raising a record $1,625,000 for K-12 educational programs in Georgia.

GDC Offenders Transcribe Braille Materials for Thousands of Students

During 2019, offenders were able to help more than 2,800 students by transcribing materials into Braille, which is at no cost to local school districts.

GaDOE’s ‘Keenville’ game-based assessment wins national award

The KAPi awards recognize excellence and innovation in children’s digital media. Winners are chosen by a distinguished panel of independent jurors.

Georgia ranks 17th in nation for AP performance

Georgia’s public-school class of 2019 has the 17th-highest Advanced Placement (AP) pass rate in the nation, according to data released by the College Board last week. But wait -- there's more good news -->

Recess Bill Back Again After Kemp Veto Last Year

The lawmaker from Stockbridge has once again filed his recess legislation. The measure, HB 83, passed through both chambers in 2019 after three years of trying but was vetoed by Governor Kemp.

Georgia Awarded $11.2 Million to Support High Quality Early Education Statewide

Georgia is one of only 20 states to receive this grant that will allow the state to expand efforts to help families access high quality early childhood services statewide.

Sponsors Needed to Serve Meals to Hungry Children in Summer 2020

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) is looking for eligible organizations (called sponsors) to serve healthy meals to children when school is not in session through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Reading Program Offers Free Ticket to Monster Jam for Kids

The partnership focuses on a reading program that is easy and fun for kids to participate and gives them the opportunity to earn a free ticket to the show of their choice.