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With Georgia classrooms closed for the school year, digital divide emerges

Camden County Schools closed March 17, but it wasn’t until April 1 that substitute teacher Bern Johnson’s third-grade granddaughter got her hands on a...

Push to give undocumented students in-state tuition stalls in committee

Several of his colleagues consoled a tearful state Rep. Kasey Carpenter Wednesday afternoon after his bill designed to let some undocumented immigrants pay in-state-tuition...

Georgia Senate approves expansion of special needs voucher program

Georgia senators Tuesday approved an expansion of a state-funded private school voucher program after a lengthy floor debate. Senate Bill 386 proposes to use public...

Lawmakers want tax credit for teachers at low-performing schools

Georgia teachers at low-performing schools could get a total of $15,000 in tax credits over five years if a proposed law is approved. The author,...

Ga. Senate panel expands voucher program for special needs students

The Senate Youth and Education Committee voted 6-4 along mostly partisan lines Wednesday in favor of Senate Bill 386 that would expand a program...

Proposed cap on fast-growing dual enrollment program headed to governor’s desk

Georgia could soon restrict the number of college courses the state will pay for high school students to take. The Georgia House of Representatives voted...

Critics say expanded special needs voucher program too broad

Forsyth County’s Melissa Fonzo frustration boiled over when her son continued to fall behind most of his classmates as he struggled with severe dyslexia. Eventually,...

Campus access bill stirs debate over rights of controversial speakers

A Brunswick GOP lawmaker is pushing legislation intended to ensure all campus common areas are open to speakers, even if that speech is unpopular...

Kemp backs legislation to reduce high-stakes tests in schools

Gov. Brian Kemp and the state school superintendent said Tuesday they will push for legislation that aims to greatly reduce the test requirements for...

Ga. Senate moves to curb rising cost of popular dual enrollment...

The Georgia Senate passed legislation Tuesday that aims to scale back a program in which the state pays for high school students to earn...
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