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Daily News Clips

Daily news articles concerning Georgia public education.

The following news articles appeared on news media websites across Georgia today. Appearance on this website does not indicate endorsement by GSBA of any editorial or news item. GSBA does not filter the news, but simply provides a reporting of educational news brought to us by PressRelations, Inc.

McEachern Student Chosen As Bank Of America Student Leader

06-24-2019

...Foundation, an organization that works to enable residents in East Lake and families at Charles R. Drew Charter School in community revitalization that includes mixed-income housing, education and community wellness....Read More


Teachers’ union and Atlanta Public Schools spar over raises

06-24-2019

Atlanta Public Schools and a local teachers’ union continue to battle over the district’s decision to offer teachers only two-thirds of the raises the state promised them until it gets more funding to pay...Read More


Gwinnett BOE proposes lower millage rate, sets public hearings

06-24-2019

...student transportation, and school utility costs. The debt-service millage is used to pay down the School Board’s long-term debt from bond referenda passed over the years to pay for school construction. ...Read More


Cost for Roswell elementary school renovation increases by $175,000

06-24-2019

...of a Roswell elementary school renovation project could increase by $175,000. The Fulton County Board of Education last week approved increasing the budget for the renovation of River Eves Elementary...Read More


Editorial: Grand jury's selection this week of next county school board member is crucial to the community

06-24-2019

...selecting the District 1 member of the Whitfield County Board of Education. While selecting the next school board member is immensely important, the circumstances leave us all with much sadness. Thomas Barton,...Read More


Leaked DeVos Vetting Documents From Trump Transition Note Her Opposition to His Policies, Personality

06-24-2019

...for funneling money between state-level political action campaigns that support choice and school voucher efforts. The file notes DeVos's support of Vice President Pence on school choice. "It's not just...Read More


Editorial: Volunteering is a healthy pursuit

06-24-2019

...little something out of it, too. Donors will receive free airport parking, a $5 Chick-fil-A meal voucher and a $10 Target gift card. The airport said you’ll also get entered into a drawing for a $50 Shell...Read More


Former assistant principal charged with murder of Florida educator

06-14-2019

...that would warrant all of that,” Linda Russell said last week. Roberts, hired by Miami-Dade County Public Schools in 2004, had been an assistant principal at Norland alongside Russell. But in February, he...Read More


Colorado has now made more than $1 billion from pot sales

06-14-2019

...is going towards preventing youth consumption, protecting public health and safety and investing in public school construction," Governor Jared Polis said in a statement. The revenue from Colorado's marijuana...Read More


New contract seeks to add second school resource officer for Dalton elementary schools

06-14-2019

...school resource officer for the school system. Jamie Johnson is now a member of the Whitfield County Board of Education. DALTON, Ga. — Dalton Public Schools and the Dalton Police Department have agreed to...Read More


BOE’s executive session announced

06-14-2019

...Whitley Clifton | June 14, 2019 7:30 am Last Updated: June 13, 2019 at 11:04 am Following the Board of Education’s executive session held Monday, June 10, the below information was announced: EMPLOYMENTS...Read More


$229.4 million Fayette school budget includes partial rollback

06-14-2019

Present at May 20 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education were, from left, board members Brian Anderson and Barry Marchman, Superintendent Jody Barrow, Chairman Scott Hollowell and board members...Read More


Florida teacher fired after being accused of choking elementary school student

06-14-2019

...Broward School System, has been fired by the district. The decision handed down this week by the Broward School Board followed several investigations which had been underway since September, when the incident was...Read More


Walter Williams: How to create conflict

06-14-2019

...arise if education were not government-produced but only government-financed, say through education vouchers. Parents with different preferences could have their wishes fulfilled by enrolling their child in...Read More


Professional Standards Commission votes investigating 6 Gwinnett County educators

06-14-2019

...comes just two weeks after Gwinnett County School District officials and investigators from the State Board of Education determined a teacher allowed more than 70 eighth-grade students to write on their formula...Read More


MCSB chair installed as president-elect of Georgia School Boards Association

06-14-2019

...County School Board has been installed as president-elect of the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA). The Muscogee County School District congratulates Pat Hugley Green on her willingness to serve and...Read More


As college costs rise, some scholarship money goes begging

06-14-2019

...students to know that they exist.” With a 2019 graduating class of nearly 13,000, Gwinnett County Public Schools has the daunting task of trying to help as many students as possible find ways to afford college....Read More


Board gives tentative approval to 2020 school budget

06-14-2019

...proposed $222 million school system general fund budget got tentative approval from the Coweta County Board of Education Tuesday. Board members voted 5-1 – with Linda Menk opposed – to give first approval...Read More


Speakers voice support for board members, superintendent

06-14-2019

...this a first-rate school system,” Craft said during the public speaker portion of the Coweta County Board of Education meeting. He addressed some remarks directly to Superintendent Steve Barker. “Dr. Barker,...Read More


BCBOE gets update on FY20 budget, extends Page's contract

06-14-2019

The Bartow County School Board voted to add another year to Superintendent Dr. Phillip Page's contract. RANDY PARKER/THE DAILY TRIBUNE NEWS By DONNA HARRIS Bartow County school board members heard...Read More


Prep notebook: Sanders takes over as SCCPSS AD; Griffin commits to Vanderbilt

06-14-2019

...at his alma mater Windsor Forest for the last 25 years, has been named the Savannah Chatham County Public School System athletic director. Sanders, 57, takes over for Ken Traylor, who retired at the end...Read More


Schools to continue in free meal program for 2019-20

06-14-2019

...School participated in a pilot for the CEP in 2013-14, and it has been available to all of the county’s public schools since 2014-2015. React to this story: This Week's Circulars COLE, Thomas Jun 11,...Read More


City schools looking at plan to replace tech over time

06-13-2019

...technology is in use currently — and what might be needed. At Thursday morning’s budget hearing, school board members discussed what they have been told is a deficiency in books and in technology in some...Read More


Familiar Savannah face handing over his command at Hunter Army Airfield

06-13-2019

...Col. Dwyer said. When WTOC’s Crystal Howard first saw Lt. Col. Dwyer around Savannah, it was at a school board meeting. He was there listening and showing his commitment, not only to our country, but also...Read More


Some rural states double down on attracting new residents

06-12-2019

... Their now-toddler son has blossomed since they moved to Vermont, where Christie goes to town and school board meetings and has joined the energy committee. "This is roots, this is the beginning of roots...Read More


Some rural states double down on attracting new residents

06-12-2019

... Their now-toddler son has blossomed since they moved to Vermont, where Christie goes to town and school board meetings and has joined the energy committee. "This is roots, this is the beginning of roots...Read More


In opioid lawsuits, 1 state opts to stay on the sidelines

06-12-2019

...LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson has fought prescription opioid abuse through public education campaigns, worked with lawmakers to tighten up prescribing practices and even demanded documents...Read More


K-12: The Schools You Deserve

06-12-2019

...Which brings us back to the punchline. If good people do nothing, bad people will prevail. That is the story of public school education in the 20th century. There has been a lot of prevailing going on.Read More


New In-Depth Analysis of High School Graduation Rates Reveals Progress is Real, But Slowing, Indicating Urgency to Double Down on Equity Gaps

06-12-2019

...year’s “Building a Grad Nation” report, released today, includes a first-ever analysis of secondary school improvement to assess whether gains in high school graduation rates nationally and by state are accompanied...Read More


Office of Student Achievement, Dept. of Education applaud statewide RESA tour

06-12-2019

...supporting our students and teachers. We have a great opportunity to accelerate the positive direction that public education has taken within our state.” "I appreciate the fact that Gov. Kemp and Superintendent Woods...Read More


Companies' self-regulation doesn't have to be bad for the public

06-12-2019

...internet. Scholars such as Elinor Ostrom produced a broad swath of research over decades, looking at public schools and police department performance in Midwestern U.S. cities, coastal overfishing, forest management...Read More


Walker County Girls’ Golfers of the Year - Jessica Hickman and Macall Miller

06-12-2019

...County Girls’ Golfers of the Year. Miller was the individual runner-up for Gordon Lee in the Class 1A Public School state tournament in Hawkinsville, while Hickman finished fifth overall. Scott Herpst The...Read More


Dunwoody hires former Atlanta schools, DeKalb budget chief

06-12-2019

...Mitchell, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The new assistant city manager in Dunwoody comes from Atlanta Public Schools, where he spent the last year leading the budget office. Jay Vinicki also has a lengthy...Read More


Some rural states double down on attracting new residents

06-12-2019

... Their now-toddler son has blossomed since they moved to Vermont, where Christie goes to town and school board meetings and has joined the energy committee. "This is roots, this is the beginning of roots...Read More


Alpharetta public safety director not facing charges in photo scandal

06-12-2019

...message. The sheriff's office says no charges will be filed against anyone at this time. McCall, who is also the newest member of the Forsyth County School Board, has been placed on administrative leave.Read More


County high school stadiums getting new video scoreboards in Bartow

06-12-2019

...schools will have another way to entertain those attending home football games this fall. The county school board on Monday, June 10, approved funding for the installation of new scoreboards with video screens...Read More


Bartow board OKs new principals at two schools, extends superintendent's contract

06-12-2019

...your inbox. Sign up for our free Email Newsletter Please enter a valid email address. Bartow’s school board has voted to extend its superintendent’s employment contract and give new leaders to two elementary...Read More


Bartow board OKs new principals at two schools, extends superintendent's contract

06-12-2019

Bartow’s school board has voted to extend its superintendent’s employment contract and give new leaders to two elementary schools for the coming year. Board members Monday, June 10, also heard Bartow...Read More


Houston Co. BOE named 'Exemplary Board'

06-12-2019

...is the fourth time the Board has been given the title since 2015. This is the highest level of the GSBA recognition program. According to a press release, The Houston Co. Board has now earned several awards...Read More


Raises have Whitfield County school system slightly over budget

06-12-2019

...fund reserve balance for the next fiscal year, but it would be just a little dip. Members of the school board approved the fiscal year 2020 budget by a vote of 4-0 on Monday. The budget has more than $184...Read More


Fulton County Schools names next finance head as CFO retires

06-12-2019

...retiring from the job. He left Fulton County Schools in 2015 for a position with Atlanta Public Schools, and later returned to the Fulton district in 2017. He previously worked for Cobb County School District....Read More


Virginia school district buys food truck to feed children over the summer

06-12-2019

...18 for free while school is out of session. (Source: WDBJ/CNN) During the school year, Danville Public Schools serves around 5,000 lunches daily. That need doesn’t change when the weather gets warm. “So,...Read More


Principal accused of copying Kutcher speech is suspended

06-12-2019

...Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss was suspended Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at a Wood County Board of Education meeting. DeMoss apologized for heavily basing his May address on Kutcher's 2013 Nickelodeon...Read More


Wednesday Letters: Views on millennials, our teacher shortage and banning anti-Semitism in schools

06-12-2019

...That’s why Gov. Ron DeSantis’ recent move to sign House Bill 741, which bans anti-Semitism in our public schools and discrimination in public education based on religion, is a tremendous act of leadership,...Read More


School board: no tax increase

06-12-2019

...Rigsby @GGRigsby1 Wednesday Jun 12, 2019 at 1:19 AM Jun 12, 2019 at 1:19 AM Effingham County school board members are considering a budget that would hold the line on property taxes and give raises...Read More


Whitfield County recognized as Distinguished School Board

06-12-2019

...criteria set forth by GSBA to earn the honor of 2019 Distinguished Board. This year, only 10 of the 108 public school boards earned the Distinguished Board status. The GSBA Governance Team Recognition Program...Read More


US Secret Service teaches local law enforcement how to identify school threats

06-12-2019

...attendance, including deputies with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office. "We've been doing a lot with school safety. But this is kind of different in where we look at what happens maybe before an active shooter...Read More


Pentagon still struggles with military kid sex assault cases

06-12-2019

...70,000 students on bases in the U.S., Asia and Europe. These students have not received protections public school students get under Title IX, a federal law that's been used to investigate sexual assault in...Read More


School board approves food contracts for upcoming school year

06-12-2019

The Glynn County Board of Education unanimously approved at its meeting Tuesday the annual contracts for several food and non-food items to be used the by school system culinary services staff next school...Read More


Richmond County's school board talking money during the Summer Break

06-12-2019

By: Posted: Jun 11, 2019 11:37 PM EDT Updated: Jun 11, 2019 11:37 PM EDT Richmond County's school board talking money during the Summer Break Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights...Read More