State Education


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Georgia student performance steady on state tests

For the fourth year in a row, Georgia students are performing better on state standardized tests.

Barrow county school site gets historical marker

A historical marker in Barrow County at the site of one of Georgia's first public consolidated schools for black students is set to be dedicated.

Oprah addresses 550 Spelman grads

More than 550 women graduating from Spelman College this weekend heard from media icon Oprah Winfrey.

Financial cuts looming for Ga. Perimeter College

The new leader of Georgia Perimeter College says he wants to have a rough plan to close a massive financial deficit by next week.

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Longtime UGA president to retire next year

Longtime University of Georgia President Michael Adams is retiring in 2013 after more than 15 years at the helm of the state’s flagship campus.

Deal signs education bills tweaking Ga. funding

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a handful of bills changing how Georgia funds education.

Ga. Board of Regents vote to increase tuition

The state Board of Regents has approved a proposal to raise tuition and fees for students at Georgia's public colleges and universities.

Charter schools dominate Ga. education debate

ATLANTA (AP) — State lawmakers spent the legislative session focusing on a fraction of the students in Georgia — those at a handful of charter schools created by a now-defunct commission.

Group says feds probing Georgia school discrimination

ATLANTA (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating claims of discrimination against students with disabilities in Georgia public school systems after a nonprofit group filed a complaint targeting the state's complex education funding formula, the group said Thursday.

Ga. lawmakers pass bill revoking teacher bonuses

Lawmakers have passed a bill that would revoke bonuses for Georgia teachers who cheat on standardized tests.

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Bill would bar illegal immigrants from colleges

A Georgia legislative committee on Monday voted to approve a bill that would bar illegal immigrants from state colleges, universities and technical schools.

Ga. voters to decide on charter schools in Nov.

Georgia voters will get a chance in November to decide whether to change the state Constitution to allow the state to create charter schools.

State House passes charter school legislation

The Georgia House has passed a constitutional amendment that would allow the state to create charter schools.

GOP scrambles to get votes for charter schools

ATLANTA -- House Republicans on Wednesday scrambled to win enough votes to pass a constitutional amendment that would allow them to create charter schools.

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Obama to waive No Child Left Behind for Ga.

President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.