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House Rejects Nathan Deal's Insurance Benefits Cuts

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


Comcast expanding in Atlanta, creating 300 jobs in Fulton and Gwinnett counties

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


Schools officials react to takeover plan from Ga. governor

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

Local News

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

Is Georgia's school superintendent now a goodwill ambassador rather than policy leader?

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

Gov. Deal on his recovery district: State would take over 20 schools a year and operate max of 100

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

Culture And Schools

Teacher groups ask: Why no active classroom teachers on governor's school funding commission?

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