Education

Kemp pitches plan to strengthen state’s teacher ‘pipeline’ to classroom

Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled a package of education legislation Tuesday aimed at attracting more teachers to the state's schools. Topping the list of proposals is...

Georgia lawmaker pushes for less reporting on school’s severe discipline

The number of suspensions and expulsions a school hands out could be removed from the formula to determine a key school ranking if a...

Dems move to strip committee assignments from U.S. Rep. Greene

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House Rules Committee is set to meet on Wednesday to consider a resolution that would strip Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie...

Push to get teachers vaccinated and back in class now pitted...

An ethical dilemma is coming to a boil in Georgia: Who should be at the front of the line to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Health...

Elected officials voice support for teachers’ access to COVID vaccine

A growing chorus of voices is calling for Georgia to move educators up the list of people to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux...

Plan returns to extend lower in-state college tuition rate to DACA...

Marisol Estrada learned she was undocumented when she applied for her first high school job. She ran to the internet to try to understand...

Georgia university chief announces retirement after year jolted by COVID

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley announced Tuesday he will retire July 1, capping a long career in Georgia’s higher education wrapping up...

COVID concerns pair with budget constraints as schools brace for 2021

Two of Georgia's largest school districts, Fulton and Cherokee County, are the latest in Georgia to temporarily move classes online as school resumes in...

State school board approves lowering testing stakes for students

High-stakes standardized tests like the Georgia Milestones will have negligible repercussions on students’ final grades following unanimous vote from the State Board of Education Monday. The...

Two school districts, two mask policies; one teacher on a ventilator.

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