Tag Archives: Common Core

Political Notes: Woods says teachers can move away from ‘funny math’

State school Supt. Richard Woods says public school teachers don’t have to teach “funny math” if they don’t want to . . .

Tags: Common Core , death penalty , funny math , Norman Fletcher , Richard Woods

Political Notes: Hard times for Georgia’s party leaders

Current and former chairmen of state political parties are dealing with some legal issues; state school superintendent still opposes Common Core . . .

Tags: Common Core , Georgia Democratic Party , Georgia Republican Party , John Padgett , Mike Berlon , Richard Woods

On the campaign trail: Deal aligns himself with school voucher supporter

Gov. Nathan Deal says he’ll adopt some of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s ideas on public education . . .

Tags: Andrew Hunt , assaulting a spouse , Bobby Jindal , Common Core , Nathan Deal , school vouchers

GOP leaders try to calm the base on Common Core

A study committee appointed by House Speaker David Ralston starts its review of the controversial Common Core curriculum standards for public schools . . .

Tags: Alvin Wilbanks , Brooks Coleman , Carl Rogers , Common Core , David Ralston , House study committee , John Barge

Charter school supporters, anti-Common Core activists fall short

Legislators pushed back on charter school, anti-Common Core bills during this year’s session . . .

Tags: charter schools , Common Core , John Barge , Lindsey Tippins , Mike Dudgeon , William Ligon

Senate turns away another effort to kill Common Core

Sen. William Ligon’s late attempt to overturn Common Core curriculum guidelines is foiled by the Senate . . .

Tags: Common Core , curriculum standards , William Ligon

Ligon throws in the towel on trying to stop Common Core standards

Sen. William Ligon says he will not support the House changes to his anti-Common Core legislation, SB 167; a House committee obliges him by voting down the bill . . .

Tags: Amy Carter , Common Core , curriculum guidelines , Georgia withdrawal , Sonny Perdue , tea party Republicans , William Ligon

Senate approves Common Core bill that really doesn’t do much

A watered-down version of Common Core education legislation is passed by Senate Republicans . . .

Tags: Bill Ligon , Common Core , school guidelines

Business, education leaders support Common Core

Georgia Chamber of Commerce assembles a coalition to advocate the implementation of Common Core standards for public schools . . .

Tags: Chris Clark , Common Core , Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Hank Huckaby

State school board will scrub Common Core guidelines that were never actually adopted

The state Board of Education heeds a request from Gov. Nathan Deal and will expunge a Common Core reading list for public schools — despite the fact that the reading list was never adopted and has never been a requirement for schools . . .

Tags: Barbara Hampton , Common Core , curriculum guidelines , Nathan Deal , reading lists , Tea Party