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.

Teacher accused of firing gun at school released from jail

A Georgia teacher accused of firing a handgun in his classroom has been released from jail on a $10,000 bond for psychiatric evaluation and...

Atlanta school to finish probe into blackface performance

An Atlanta charter school’s investigation into a student blackface performance is set to end Tuesday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that second-graders at The Kindezi School at Old...

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

$16 million available for school safety improvements

Georgia receives $1.3 million to help veterans begin teaching careers

Georgia is receiving $1.3 million to help U.S. military veterans begin careers in teaching. The Georgia Department of Education received a $1,324,170 grant from the...

Georgia lawmakers look to reduce school suspensions and expulsions

Georgia lawmakers look to prevent consecutive school expulsions and suspensions

Hurricane impacted Georgia schools eligible to receive additional federal funding

Georgia schools are eligible for federal funding due to hurricane impacts

Georgia to reduce testing for middle school students this spring on the Milestones

More than two years after the new passage of the federal education law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), very few states are taking advantage...

Georgia’s governor restores funding to aging K-12 funding formula

Georgia fully restored funding to out-dated funding formula

Georgia School Superintendent Receives Patriotic Employer Award

State School Superintendent Richard Woods was one of just thirteen Georgia employers to receive the Patriotic Employer Award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office.