Georgia approves new standards for fine arts, physical education

Based on the recommendation of State School Superintendent Richard Woods, the State Board of Education last month approved revised standards for physical education and several fine arts areas. All standards were developed or revised based on public feedback, including opportunities for public comment and participation from educators, business and industry representatives, parents, and advocates.

Graduation brought to teenager with unknown illness

Brian Griffith wore two gowns at this Hardaway High School graduation ceremony. And he was the only student in attendance.

Georgia State School Chief announces $16 million available for school safety

$16 million available for school safety improvements

Study: Teen internet use ‘nearly constant’, 95 percent own smartphone

Teens are on their phone constantly, says a new study. How does this impact their lives?

Georgia high school’s 2016-17 teacher of year arrested on sex charge

A Georgia high school’s former teacher of the year is accused of sexually assaulting three female students on campus.

Atlanta schools to teach its students what to do in gunfire

The district began developing the training after learning more details about recent school shootings in which students were left vulnerable or without a teacher in the classroom

Officials: Georgia teen arrested for bringing gun to school

Authorities say a Georgia high school senior has brought a gun to school a day before he was set to graduate.

Georgia: Students hand back in yearbook after racial slur is pictured

A school district spokeswoman says the publisher will issue a revised yearbook at no cost to the students or the school district.

Police: 2 arrests in fatal shooting after Georgia graduation

Police announced the arrests of two people Saturday in a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia. One woman was killed and...

Superintendent Woods: Teachers changed my life, teaching shaped my life, and I want to...

The following letter was written by State School Superintendent Richard Woods during Teacher Appreciation Week. In Georgia, the Department of Education is celebrating Teacher...