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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 sent to us by PressRelations, Inc.



Bill requiring A-F grades for schools advances in Michigan

12-13-2018

... (AP) — Michigan would give A-through-F grades to public schools under legislation that narrowly passed the Republican-led House, where supporters hailed it early Thursday as a simpler way to hold schools ...Read More


Columbus public school teacher a finalist for worldwide honor

12-13-2018

By: Posted: Dec 13, 2018 09:37 AM EST Updated: Dec 13, 2018 09:37 AM EST Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten,...Read More


City weighs new pre-K program

12-13-2018

... that if we can centralize our pre-K program, it’s a more streamlined approach and the better off they’ll be going into kindergarten,” Cason said Tuesday during the Valdosta Board of Education meeting....Read More


Dr. Perry: Liberty County schools are 'beating the odds'

12-13-2018

...Franklin Perry, Superintendent of Schools. We will continue to set the bar high and increase the CCRPI scores in all of our schools, despite the odds.” The following school characteristics are included ...Read More


2019 Douglas County Calendar Winners Announced

12-13-2018

..., 9th grade Charley Ivey, Douglas County High School, 12th grade Jackson Allong, Brighten Academy Charter School, 3rd grade Alexis Alego, New Manchester High School, 11th grade Natalie Fleury, New Manchester ...Read More


SCCPSS Board approves 30 minutes of recess for K-5 students

12-13-2018

... grade in Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools are to receive at least 30 minutes of recess each school day, according to a revised Unstructured Break Time Policy the school board approved Wednesday....Read More


Gwinnett School Board Gets Its First Member Of Color

12-13-2018

...However, voters had never elected a person of color to the school board until Tuesday. Everton Blair, a 26-year-old African-American who works in the nonprofit sector, won an open seat in District 4. ...Read More


Does More Federal Aid Raise Tuition Costs? Not For Most Students, Research Says

12-13-2018

... need for further regulation of for-profit colleges, which have vastly different incentives than public schools and nonprofits. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has scaled back regulation on for-profit colleges ...Read More


Warner Robins , GA 31030

12-13-2018

...He retired from the Bibb County Board of Education where he taught as a teacher, lead as a principal and served on the Board of Education. After his retirement from education, Dewell entered the mission ...Read More


Allen embodied spirit of teamwork for school board

12-13-2018

...When Allen was elected, the school board was beginning to turn itself around after years of infighting almost cost the county its accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The ...Read More


Gwinnett school board, superintendent win inaugural statewide governance award

12-13-2018

... Wilbanks, left, and members of the county’s Board of Education pose with the Governance Team of the Year Award that they received from the Georgia School Boards Association on Dec. 6. The award, which was ...Read More


Wes McCall and Kristin Morrissey sworn to Board of Education

12-13-2018

... Forsyth County Schools’s newly elected Board of Education members, District 2 representative Kristin Morrissey and District 1 representative elect Wes McCall were sworn into their office by Forsyth County ...Read More


BIG JOLLY TIMES

12-13-2018

...BIGJOLLYTIMES Dec 12, 2018 by 12.12.18 – BigJollyTimes “School for the School Board” by Holly Hansen Excerpts from this article: [COMMENTS FROM DONNA GARNER: One... SUBSCRIBE Education News! UPTON ...Read More


School for the School Board

12-13-2018

... dynamic is alarmingly at odds with the original democratic structure in which school boards are answerable to both the voters and the state (since the state is the entity for a system of public education)....Read More


Lawmaker arrested for child cruelty says he spanked daughter

12-13-2018

...He was arrested Monday after officials at Dailey Elementary Charter School reported a child with an injury, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer said. Arambula said he believes his daughter went to school angry ...Read More


Paine College announces partnership with farming group

12-13-2018

...Scott Richardson, director of nutrition for Warren County Public Schools, said he hopes the project encourages young people to take an interest in agriculture. Richardson said the average age of a farmer ...Read More


Richmond County School System uses job fair to showcase openings

12-13-2018

... of applicants were taken for most positions, but those interested in becoming a bus driver or school nurse were interviewed on site Wednesday at the Board of Education's central office on Broad Street....Read More


Savannah-Chatham County school board considering bus hub proposal

12-13-2018

... Posted: Dec 12, 2018 07:08 PM EST Updated: Dec 12, 2018 07:44 PM EST Savannah-Chatham County school board considering bus hub proposal Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved....Read More


SCCPSS votes to install new gym floors after learning of mercury contamination

12-13-2018

...SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -Savannah-Chatham County Public School officials met on Wednesday to discuss several topics. The school board voted to install new gym floors in four schools because the old ones are ...Read More


Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission releases recommendations for school safety

12-13-2018

... Safety Commission, which was created to make recommendations after the February 14 mass shooting at a Broward County high school, has released an initial draft of its recommendations for school safety....Read More


Savannah-Chatham schools pay off million loan

12-13-2018

...:35 PM The million tax anticipation note the Savannah-Chatham County School System chief financial officer requested the school board approve in October has been paid off, the CFO said Wednesday....Read More


Cobb School District eyes million in construction bonds

12-12-2018

...School board members on Thursday could approve a resolution to start the process of putting the construction notes out to bid. District officials hope to use the million to lock-in contracts for construction ...Read More


Local counties get funds to restock libraries, classrooms

12-12-2018

... Division of Public Schools Chancellor Hershel Lyons presented the check in person Tuesday to Bay District Schools, the Gadsden Education Foundation, the Holmes County School District and the Jackson ...Read More


What will Ann Crow miss most after 16 years on the Forsyth County Schools board of education?

12-12-2018

...Outgoing Forsyth County Schools board of education member Ann Crow poses for a photo in the Forsyth County board of education building meeting room on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. Crow served as representative ...Read More


Why county education leaders are starting a new coalition focused on student wellness

12-12-2018

... Ed Spurka, was in a conference room one Friday morning surrounded by several of his public-school counterparts. There were representatives from four of Forsyth County’s seven public high schools and ...Read More


Whom do teachers trust?

12-12-2018

... In a new survey on issues affecting k-12 education, public school teachers voiced more concerns about testing than parents and expressed more confidence in their principals and students than in union ...Read More


N.Y. meth arrest didn't keep DeKalb from hiring teacher

12-12-2018

... According to his resume, he moved to Atlanta in 2016 and found employment with Atlanta Public Schools, beginning as a long-term substitute before becoming a permanent hire, until he left the district ...Read More


School board says farewell to long-serving member, approves calendars

12-12-2018

... The school board had previously approved the 2019-2020 school calendar, but a recently-found error in the calendar — a teacher work day had been left out — needed to be corrected with board approval....Read More


12 Dougherty Co. schools are ‘beating the odds’

12-12-2018

... “beating the odds” are: Dougherty Comprehensive High School International Studies Elementary Charter School Lake Park Elementary School Lamar Reese School of the Arts Lincoln Elementary Magnet ...Read More


Columbia County school board plans for new growth

12-12-2018

...The board of education approved projections for next school year to begin seeking personnel positions. The district expects 579 additional students. This year saw an increase of 500 students for a total ...Read More


Police: Teen riding on Pittsburgh school bus hit by gunshot

12-12-2018

...Pittsburgh police said in a Twitter post that a school bus driver said she was driving students home from New Academy Charter school shortly after 6:30 p.m. Monday when she heard two or three gunshots....Read More


Richmond County Board of Education proposes changes, school closures

12-12-2018

...Superintendent Angela Pringle discussed the changes during Tuesday's committee meeting of the Richmond County Board of Education. She said the rightsizing process looks at whether schools are under- or over-...Read More


School leaders talk changes for Richmond County schools

12-12-2018

... Alexa Lightle WRDW (@AlexaWRDW) December 11, 2018 "There's some very exciting things going on inside those buildings that the students will benefit from," says Jimmy Atkins, School Board Vice President....Read More


How to Be a Better Mentor to Your Student-Teachers

12-11-2018

...Scott Shirey, head of the KIPP Delta charter schools, once said of students’ content knowledge, “Assume they know nothing but can learn anything.” The same applies to future teachers. We need to trust ...Read More


Nap Time Boosts Learning, Studies Say

12-11-2018

...For example, the Common Core State Standards call for kindergartners to be able to draw key details from a story, an example of what researchers call episodic memory. While some other memory skills improve ...Read More


Rollout of ESSA Report Cards Frustrates School Leaders

12-11-2018

..., Wyoming, and New Mexico have already indicated that they will make significant changes to their ESSA plans in the coming months. States' accountability systems offer an opportunity for federal and state ...Read More


Is the Time Right to Make Education a Constitutional Right?

12-11-2018

... subsequently under the 14th Amendment, the U.S. government forced Southern states to include public education in their own state constitutions as a condition of rejoining the Union after the Civil War....Read More


Fulton Schools release ratings for learning culture of schools

12-11-2018

...The School Climate Star Rating helps determine whether a school is on the right path to school improvement. The standard sought at schools is a sustainable, positive school climate to foster youth development ...Read More


Local schools recognized for ‘beating the odds’

12-11-2018

...Several local public schools “beat the odds,” according to a state performance data. The “Beats the Odds” analysis measures schools against others with similar backgrounds to see whether they performed ...Read More


Parents object to elementary school’s lunchroom fingerprint scanner December 11, 2018 By Victor Skinner

12-11-2018

... By Victor Skinner Gretna, Nebraska parent Justin Osterfoss doesn’t like the idea of Gretna Public Schools scanning his son’s fingerprints to track his daily lunch purchases, and he’s not the only one....Read More


Governor-elect Brian Kemp calls for unity in talk to legislators

12-11-2018

...He noted recent accomplishments of the Legislature and outgoing Deal, including a public education system now “fully funded” and the addition of 800,000 jobs during Deal’s two terms. “Governor Deal transformed ...Read More


Amid annexation battle, Fulton County neighborhood split over identity

12-11-2018

...They were moved from the Fulton County Schools to Atlanta Public Schools after the area was annexed. Still wary of the test cheating scandal, he doesn’t trust his children’s education to the city. He ...Read More


Superintendent lauds “Beating the Odds” schools at Dougherty Board of Education meeting

12-11-2018

...Dougherty County School Superintendent Ken Dyer made the announcement at the Dougherty County Board of Education meeting on Monday evening. The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement made an announcement ...Read More


Educator Everett Fairchild dies at 89

12-11-2018

... say he had been in failing health in recent years, following his resignation from the Hamilton County School Board in 2012. Mr. Fairchild graduated from Hixson High School in 1948. He earned his Bachelor'...Read More


K-12 Interest Grows in 'Physical Computing' as Hand-On Approach to Computer Science and STEM

12-11-2018

..." said Rashmi Pimprikar, program director of STEAM and computer science initiatives for the Boston public schools. Students using the strategy "can solve problems, express themselves and create using technology....Read More


Gwinnett Public Schools wins GSBA Governance Team of the Year

12-11-2018

...The award is presented annually to one Georgia public school district’s board of education and superintendent who have achieved all-around success in their district. Finalists were vetted through a stringent ...Read More


3 In 10 Kids Have Used Parents' Credit Or Debit Cards Without Permission

12-11-2018

... add your teenager as an authorized user, you still control that account," confirms Experian Director of Public Education Rod Griffin. "You can keep that card, maybe go to the mall with them and help ...Read More


Millar is Deal’s choice for education board

12-11-2018

... Southern Regional Education Board is a 16-state compact that “works with states to improve public education at every level, from early childhood through doctoral education.” A nonprofit, nonpartisan ...Read More


Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, Spelman College President Emerita, Named 2020 Westside Future Fund Board Chair

12-11-2018

... by the Atlanta City Council and Launching a .4 million partnership with Atlanta Public Schools focused on Hollis Innovation Academy to fund additional classroom teachers, curriculum support, and wraparound ...Read More


Fayette’s Digital Learning Services creates learning lab

12-11-2018

... To continue its expansion, the Fayette County Public School System’s Digital Learning Services invited guests to experience a professional development event where they had the opportunity to observe ...Read More