State Education


Georgia Lottery profits contribute $980.5 million to education

That money funds the state’s HOPE Scholarship and pre-kindergarten programs and brings the total raised for educational programs to more than $16.5 billion since the lottery’s inception in 1993.

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Board of Regents approves new college campus safety, security guidelines

Georgia’s Board of Regents voted Tuesday to implement a system-wide campus safety initiative, which includes hiring new positions.

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Brookwood grad Amy Robach to speak to 5,000 UGA graduates

A 1995 alumna of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Robach originally joined the network as a correspondent based in New York.

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Gov. Nathan Deal among officials at Gwinnett Tech groundbreaking

Gov. Deal along with state and local education officials and elected broke ground on a new Gwinnett Technical College campus in Alpharetta.

GaDOE honors dozens of local schools for Advanced Placement results

Across the state, 609 schools received the honor in at least one of five categories: Access/Support, Merit, STEM, STEM Achievement and Humanities. The 2015 AP Honor Schools are based on the results of 2014 AP courses and exams.

Gwinnett Tech among nation’s fastest growing two-year public colleges

Gwinnett Tech ranks 10th on Community College Week’s 2014 list of Fastest Growing Community Colleges.

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Gov. Nathan Deal offers plans for failing schools, funding

During Deal’s State of the State address in Atlanta, he said he would create an education reform commission and proposed giving the state power to take over failing schools, something a top education offical did not support during his campaign last year.

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With initiatives in mind, Richard Woods sworn in as State School Superintendent

Richard Woods, a Tifton resident, said he would use his 22 years of public school education experience, and as a former small business owner, to listen to students, parents and teachers and work with the governor, State School Board and General Assembly to improve education in Georgia.

Education issues set to dominate General Assembly

Lawmakers and education officials agree that there’s one topic expected to dominate this year’s General Assembly when it convenes in a matter of days: Education. What’s unclear is how the myriad of issues will be resolved. One of the most challenging issues is how to deal with a growing level of children in poverty, which has grown by about 21 percent since 2002 to 62 percent — more than one million children — this school year, according to the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

State School Board releases Common Core revisions, seeks public comment

Fifteen months after Gov. Nathan Deal ordered a review of Common Core standards in English/Language Arts and math, the State Board of Education has posted revisions for a 60-day public comment period. The School Board released the proposed revisions following a specially called meeting on Wednesday, and after legislative and public listening sessions around the state earlier this year.

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In Gwinnett, Gov. Nathan Deal outlines education reform plan | VIDEO

Gov. Nathan Deal outlined his plans for education on Wednesday morning before a group of legislators, Georgia Board of Education members and other state education leaders at the Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology.

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Ga. DOE seeks one-year delay for teacher evaluation consequences

The Georgia Department of Education on Wednesday announced it would apply for a flexibility waiver to delay consequences on teacher and leader evaluations based on student growth results. State School Superintendent John Barge said the waiver would give the state more time to transition to a new testing system before it’s incorporated in personnel decisions.

Gwinnett Tech, Ga. Tech to partner on manufacturing education series

Gwinnett Tech and Georgia Tech are partnering on the latest installment of an education series for manufacturers.

Ga. DOE offers free digital textbooks

Georgia Department of Education officials are reminding teachers, school leaders, parents and students that they can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education’s website.

Ga. DOE accepting applications for family-friendly partnership school awards

The Georgia Department of Education is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.