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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.

Remembering Parkland School Shooting Victims 1 Year Later: Photos


...February 13, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. DeSantis ordered a statewide grand jury investigation on school safety. At left is Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody. AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee Anthony Borges,...Read More

Board votes to spend $TK to extinguish 5-month Fulton landfill fire


...audits over the years. The fund is among those that is raided by number-crunchers to fill holes in the state budget, according to previous report by The AJC. State legislators regularly session push while in...Read More

Florida school equips guardians with rifles, body armor


...really a good approach,” said Tyler. The Manatee County Public School District is not following the charter school’s approach. Guardians in the Manatee County School district carry handguns. Copyright 2019...Read More

Anti-Semitism Sparks Community Forum | Atlanta Jewish Times


...AIAAS also provided information about a Georgia School Safety Hotline (1-877-SAY-STOP) and a Combat Hate App at the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Not all participants in the forum were Jewish. Some non-Jewish ...Read More

Reasons Grammar is Important


...Districts design their curriculum around the common core to ensure students are learning basic skills to compete and keep up with students of their same age and capabilities. Students are required to ...Read More

The Role of Public Scholarship


...After 50 years in public education, I've reluctantly come to the conclusion that education-research findings have little effect on the development of education policy. There are several reasons why this ...Read More

Letters show white APS board member, MLK shared concern for students


... encouragement is evident in the time he took to help a white woman who ran for an Atlanta school board seat in 1961, when local schools finally began to integrate. Letters between King and Sara Mitchell ...Read More

QUEST to remain in middle schools Hearing from parents, Wilson says no major change just yet


... the honors program proposal as "one new possibility" in a Jan. 24 presentation to the Board of Education. It was the only new possibility discussed in detail, amid information on the existing QUEST program ...Read More

Deal honored for criminal justice leadership


...$69.4 million to provide school security grants of $30,000 each for 2,314 school facilities including charter schools, college and career academies, GNETS facilities . * $8.4 million in additional funding ...Read More

Supt. Tolbert’s contract extended


...Wednesday, February 13. 2019 Comments (0) The Commerce City Board of Education added a year to Superintendent Joy Tolbert’s contract Monday night. Tolbert told the board the contract is “the exact”...Read More

Two Paulding students share award for top SAT scores and grades


... reception honored each school’s STAR Student before Tuesday’s announcement of the winners during a Paulding County School Board meeting. Other school-level STAR winners and their STAR teachers included: • Hiram ...Read More

Florida could expand law that allows armed teachers


... Though the bill proposes several changes to a school safety law passed last year after a former student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, debate focused on arming ...Read More

Mental health in schools: What you need to know


... According to the Every Student Succeeds Act—Georgia’s System of Continuous Improvement, Georgia educators are encouraged to focus on the whole child, to help students to succeed academically and behaviorally....Read More

Making a great transition for ...


... students in special ed Feb 13, 2019 by HEALTHY FUTURES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION—Hannibal Public School District’s Basic Employment Skills Training program helps students with special needs learn life skills through ...Read More

Better School?


...He described one who, in New Jersey’s public schools, “needed a full-time aide. He was costing the state an enormous amount of money. He came to our school, he did not need an aide.” It’s true. We interviewed ...Read More

Which States Are Poised to Tackle Outdated K-12 Funding Formulas?


... Many K-12 students in the mostly rural state today attend charter schools, take classes at local community colleges, or are home-schooled, something that the existing funding formula doesn't account ...Read More

Florida lawmakers push to pass bill that would allow school teachers to carry guns


...Senate Bill 7030 is related to school safety and security. However, many parents and advocates believe if it becomes a law many students and staff are at risk for danger. For any parent or educator keeping ...Read More

Is Homework Valuable or Not? Try Looking at Quality Instead


... nearly 200 pieces of homework concludes that much of what students are asked to do aligns to the Common Core State Standards—a testament to how pervasive the standards are in the U.S. education system, ...Read More

Year after mayor promised deeds, APS still waiting for 8 of them


... is embarking on a six-months to year-long facilities master planning process that will include determining which properties are needed and which ones aren’t, said school board Chairman Jason Esteves....Read More

On Campus: Power moves at the Gold Dome and at the courthouse


...The association, better known as SACS, wanted to revoke the college’s accreditation in 2016, citing its concerns about Paine’s finances and a decline in enrollment. Many colleges and employers do not ...Read More

Living with Children: Public education forecast


...Public-school administrators – not all, but entirely too many – refuse to acknowledge the problem. When I bring the subject up, they dismiss it, as in, "Oh, it's not as bad as people make it out to be"...Read More

Henry County student’s record expunged in counterfeit money incident


...A spokesperson for the McGuireWoods law firm’s Atlanta office stated that the Henry County Board of Education decided at a Jan. 30 hearing to remove the incident from his record. The firm submitted a ...Read More

Teachers back bill authorizing physical restraint; administrators, disability advocates oppose it


...“Our public school teachers are on the front lines when it happens,” he said. “Administrators are like the cavalry that shows up after the battle armed with saddle bags full of hindsight.” The bill defines ...Read More

Harris County Board of Education proposes building a new middle school


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Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Superintendent requests $3.62M in state help for safety


...Lester Jackson’s help in obtaining $3.62 million in state funds for school safety. Part of the funds would be used to install more cameras at schools to provide administrators and campus police with a ...Read More

Clearing the air: Healthcare experts say there is a rapid growth of teen vaping


...A bill working its way through the South Carolina legislature would ban vaping on public school property. It would also require you to prove you're 18-years-old when you buy E-cigarettes and have them ...Read More

Man hit by SCCPSS bus later dies from injuries


... family wants answers and accountability after their loved one was hit on his motorcycle by a Savannah-Chatham County Public school bus in Garden City. Terry Williams was critically injured on Feb. 1....Read More

Four Savannah high schools makes statewide AP Honors list


... Savannah Morning News Monday Feb 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods has named four Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Advanced Placement Honor Schools for 2019....Read More

New School Board member excited to be part of ‘amazing community’


...Close Wes McCall, the Forsyth Board of Education’s newest member, first got inspired to get involved in the district when his son started school. Wes McCall, the Forsyth Board of Education’s newest ...Read More

Forsyth Schools named to AP Honor Roll list


...Georgia’s public school class of 2018 has the 16th-highest Advanced Placement pass rate in the nation, according to data released by the College Board Feb. 6. In the state, 23.2 percent of public school...Read More

Wealthy businessman accused of stealing campaign signs | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer


... official in suburban Detroit is charged with stealing the campaign signs of a candidate running for school board. Stuart Sherr is a wealthy businessman and a member of the Bloomfield Hills City Commission....Read More

Atlanta School officials investigate threat


...(FOX 5 Atlanta) - Police said Atlanta Public Schools are investigating an anonymous threat to one of its school’s on Monday. Cobb County 911 received a threat that mentioned North Atlanta High School,...Read More

Kemp discusses mental health services for students at Dawson school Governor wants to expand funding for counselor grant program


...“When we were putting together our school safety plan … we learned that mental health is a big part of it,” Kemp said. “The more we learn about the Apex program it’s like ‘why do we need to reinvent the ...Read More

Proposed school safety bill could create student profiles based on risk factors


... PM EST February 11, 2019 Updated: 6:37 PM EST February 11, 2019 ATLANTA — A group of Georgia Senators filed legislation to amend school safety laws and regulations in private and public schools....Read More