Georgia Department of Education announces 2020 legislative priorities

There are four overall priorities that the Georgia Department of Education is pushing while the legislature is in session.

Head Start, Public Schools Partnership to Strengthen Transition to Kindergarten

The agreement will identify helpful practices and offer guidelines to support collaborative relationships. The memorandum of understanding will focus on participation in the Head Start public schools demonstration project. Head Start will bring together leaders from public schools and Head Start programs.

Kemp names new Chief of Georgia Technical School System

Both the Technical College System of Georgia and the state’s certification agency for educators are getting new leaders.

Georgia Department of Education releases lists of 2019-20 Distinguished and Reward Schools

The Distinguished Schools designation recognizes the highest-performing Title I schools in Georgia, while the Reward Schools designation recognizes Title I schools making the greatest improvements.

Report: Majority of State Charter Schools Outperform on CCRPI Measures

59%of state charter schools outperformed their comparison districts on CCRPI measures that satisfy SCSC academic expectations in the Comprehensive Performance Framework (CPF), an increase of 11% since last year.

Recommendation approved to address double-testing of AP, IB students

Georgia Department of Education says common-sense change further reduces high-stakes testing in Georgia; could eliminate approximately 58,000 high-stakes tests this year

Georgia’s 2019 CTAE graduation rate reaches 96.54%

This rate – which applies to students who complete a Career Pathway – exceeds the statewide graduation rate by 14.54 percentage points.

Georgia DNR Launches State Fish Art Contest

This contest is open to kids in Grades K-12.

Kemp Announces Partnership With SANS Institute for Cyber Workforce Development

This partnership will provide high school girls with the opportunity to develop their skills and explore careers in the cyber industry through Girls Go CyberStart

Georgia CCRPI Scores Slip for Middle, Elementary Grades

The Georgia Department of Education released the 2019 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores last week and the scores are down slightly from 2018.