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...

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.

Georgia’s students exceed the national average on AP exams

Georgia ranks 15th in the nation for the percentage of students passing AP exams, according to data released last week by the College Board. Georgia’s...

Advocates: School gun clubs teach discipline, not violence

Their classmates took to the streets to protest gun violence and to implore adults to restrict guns, seeming to forecast a generational shift in...

Georgia lawmakers look to reduce school suspensions and expulsions

Georgia lawmakers look to prevent consecutive school expulsions and suspensions

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...

Former teacher, UGA player gets prison for student sex abuse

A former teacher and University of Georgia football player who admitted to a sexual relationship with a student will serve five years in prison.

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

Georgia fully restored funding to out-dated funding formula

Georgia district doles out punishments for school walkout

A metro Atlanta school district that promised consequences for students who left class as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence has begun...