ATLANTA, GA (WAOK)- Georgia House leaders Wednesday rejected Gov. Nathan Deal’s plan to cut health insurance benefits to 22,000 part-time school employees and their families, but local school districts would have to pick up the cost of that decision. 323 more words
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Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday, Feb. 17 that Comcast will expand its business in greater Atlanta, creating 300 new jobs in Fulton and Gwinnett counties and relocating to a new, more modern regional headquarters in Peachtree Corners as part of the company’s overall effort to enhance the customer experience. 514 more words
ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia would become one of several states authorized to take over schools that Gov. Nathan Deal has called “chronically failing” in a recently introduced plan. 121 more words
Opinion: Charter schools don't belong in new recovery district. They are already bound by 'perform or close' mandate
Dr. Tony Roberts is president & CEO of the Georgia Charter Schools Association. He wrote this essay in response to the governor’s proposed Opportunity School District, a state-run district that would take over low-performing schools. 704 more words
In writing this week about a school visit, state school Superintendent Richard Woods called for a renewed focus on the fine arts. With the diminishment of arts education over the last decade, many parents will applaud Woods’ stand. 961 more words
A joint House and Senate committee listened this afternoon to officials from New Orleans and Tennessee discuss their states’ recovery school districts.
The lawmakers asked good questions of the three speakers. 804 more words
Georgia teacher groups are unhappy with the composition of Gov. Nathan Deal’s new commission to review the state’s school funding formula.
In their disappointment, the teachers join some of the state’s rural districts, which also feel slighted by the preponderance of metro voices on the 33-member commission. 353 more words