ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law that will give Georgians who were denied their high school diplomas an opportunity to petition for one. 110 more words
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UPDATE: Nathan Deal signed the bill. Again, if you are affected, contact your school district for details.
According to the new law, an affected student “may petition the local board of education in which he or she was last enrolled to determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to this Code section based on the graduation requirements in effect when the student first entered ninth grade. 655 more words
ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order requiring state agencies to start preparations now for the enactment of the state’s medical marijuana bill. 124 more words
The House just passed Senate Resolution 287, which means voters will be asked in 2016 whether they are willing to vest new and unprecedented powers in the governor to take over failing schools. 407 more words
Update at 4:44: After a lot of discussion of “failing” vs. “chronically failing,” the House Education Committee today passed Gov. Deal’s two-part legislative package to empower the state to take control of failing schools. 1,301 more words