Education

State school board reverses course, backs deflating high-stakes tests

After a large majority of Georgians surveyed supported a proposal to make high-stakes standardized tests essentially meaningless for public school students this year, the...

After COVID shook fall semester, colleges plan to ease back to...

A fall semester rife with pandemic anxiety and online lessons on Georgia’s college campuses is coming to a close and school officials are preparing...

Federal COVID aid program sending up to $55 million to Georgia...

Georgia child care providers could soon receive $240 per child from CARES Act funding, federal aid meant to relieve financial pain caused by the...

State schools chief proposes lowering testing stakes for students, teachers

This unusual school year for Georgia students can be a time to restructure public schools in the state to be less data-driven in the...

Teachers group lawsuit says school reopenings created unsafe workplace

This post was updated at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 8 to include a new statement from the state school superintendent. Georgia officials did not do enough...

Fall’s confusing school schedules complicate student meal delivery

After the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools across Georgia to close in March, the Dalton system was one of many districts to deploy school buses...

State school board rejects plan to devalue year-end tests to near...

Georgia’s state school board Thursday rejected a proposal to make high-stakes standardized tests essentially meaningless for public school students this year after the state...

State schools’ chief moves to lower stakes of standardized test scores

The Georgia Milestones test that typically is a high stakes nailbiter could have a negligible effect on students' final grades this year if State...

Amid campus COVID spread Georgia colleges to push for in-person class

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley Tuesday defended his decision to bring students back to campus for in-person learning and pledged to continue...

Georgia State’s Becker to resign after leading transformative change

Georgia State University President Mark Becker is stepping down from his position in June after more than a decade in charge of the state's...
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