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 and Georgia Tech are partnering on the latest installment of an education series for manufacturers.
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.
The Georgia Department of Education is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.
Mike Price, executive manager of Elesys North America, Inc., is the new chair of the Gwinnett Tech Foundation Board of Trustees.
Common Core, which critics have said “comes straight from Obama’s desk,” while supporters boast that it will raise standards, was easily the most discussed issue at the Buford Fine Arts Center. State Board of Education member Mike Royal hosted the discussion as he represents the seventh district that includes Gwinnett and south Forsyth County.
Georgia’s average composite score on the most recent ACT results is 20.8, while the national average is 21.0. Georgia’s ACT rank has improved from 37th in 2011 to 30th this year.
The Georgia Department of Education on Wednesday released district-level end-of-course-test results on 10 subject areas. Gwinnett County Public Schools largely met or exceeded the statewide averages.
Georgia students improved performance on six out of the eight end-of-course tests this year, which were released on Wednesday, compared to last year, according to data from the Georgia Department of Education.
The Georgia Department of Education released the results on Thursday for the final year the state will administer the CRCTs. Next year, all students from third-grade through eighth-grade will take a new test called Georgia Milestones, which is being billed as one program across all grades from third grade through high school.
The Georgia Department of Education announced a new testing system that replaces the CRCT and EOCT.
The Rotary Club of Gwinnett welcomed Georgia Tech’s president, Bud Peterson, to its meeting on Tuesday. It was Peterson’s second time speaking to the club, the first being in November 2009, shortly after he had become president.
The results of the College and Career Ready Performance Index were released this week.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.
Nine Repubican candidates are vying for the chance to run for state schools superintendent in the May 20 primary.
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