With the HOPE Scholarship fund in dire financial straits state lawmakers are trying to find ways to save it. Meanwhile some students at the University of Georgia offer their own ideas for reforming the popular program.
Parents and students of private, charter and virtual schools came together on the steps of the capitol to advocate for more choice in education.
The head of an accrediting agency had harsh words for the Atlanta school board, telling members to stop being selfish and do what's best for the 47,000 students in the urban district. Mark Elgart of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools went before the board Monday, just a week after his organization put the district on probation over its squabbling school board.
A federal lawsuit filed last week by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accuses Georgia Military College of racial discrimination.
A key state legislator said Georgia lawmakers are considering creating a new panel to review school funding. House Education Committee Chairman Brooks Coleman told Morris News Service he hopes the new panel could draft recommendations next year.
Just as North Georgia is beginning to fully recover from last week’s snow and ice, another ice storm is in the forecast for next week. Meanwhile, school districts are deciding how to make up already missed school days.
Superintendent John Barge proposed a plan that could mean the end of an integrated math curriculum for high school students in Georgia
University of Georgia President Michael Adams says UGA will invest more in graduate education and will invest more money in graduate fellowships.
Teachers in 26 Georgia school districts soon will be paid based on how well their students do on standardized tests. The merit-pay plan is part of the $400 million Race to the Top federal grant awarded last summer to Georgia.
With Georgia’s university system bracing for more deep cuts, college students could be forced to pick up some of the slack through further tuition hikes. That prospect has some students at the University of Georgia worried.