Tag Archives: GAE

Political Notes — Deal only ranks no. 888

Gov. Nathan Deal ranks way, way down on the list of highest-paid state employees, even though he’s the highest-ranking state official . . .

Tags: Chris Carr , Cox Media Group , Daily Kos , GAE , Nathan Deal , state salaries

Ga. PTA says school takeover plan is ‘bad deal’ for students

Opposition to the school takeover plan keeps building among local school boards and PTA groups . . .

Tags: constitutional amendment , GAE , Georgia PTA , school takeover plan

Political Notes — AJC calls out operative for using bogus quote

Republicans get caught attacking a Democratic candidate for something he didn’t actually say; Clarkston votes to ease the penalties for possession of marijuana . . .

Tags: Clarkston , decriminalize marijuana , GAE , Georgia Republican Party , Jim Barksdale , Sid Chapman

Teachers’ groups push back against Deal’s school proposals

Teachers’ groups criticize Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal for merit pay and a state takeover of low-performing schools . . .

Tags: education policy , GAE , merit pay for teachers , Nathan Deal , Sid Chapman , state school takeover

No Child Left Behind is left behind after Senate vote

Congress gives final passage to an education act that will replace No Child Left Behind . . .

Tags: David Perdue , ESSA , federal education act , GAE , Johnny Isakson , Sid Chapman

Political Notes: Deal’s education package faces committee votes

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal for a state takeover of low-performing schools is scheduled for committee action in the House on Monday . . .

Tags: Edward Lindsey , Elaine Boyer , federal sentence , GAE , Josh McKoon , Nathan Deal , religious freedom , school takeover , Sid Chapman

Political Notes: An opening for a state-designed Medicaid plan?

Some lawmakers think Georgia may be able to come up with its own version of a Medicaid expansion and get the feds to sign off on it . . .

Tags: Chuck Hufstetler , Dean Burke , GAE , Liberty Plaza , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , NCR Corp. , Pat Gardner , Sid Chapman

Carter gets GAE educators’ endorsement

The GAE teachers’ organization endorses Jason Carter in the governor’s race . . .

Tags: GAE , governor\'s race , Jason Carter , Nathan Deal , Sid Chapman , teachers' endorsement

Political Notes – MARTA vote looks like a go in Clayton

Clayton County voters will get the chance to decide if they want the county to be a part of MARTA; new financial incentives are available to early education teachers . . .

Tags: Clayton County , DECAL , early educators , financial incentives , GAE , MARTA , Robert Ashe , self-driving vehicles , Sid Chapman , Trey Kelley

High school graduation rate edges up

Georgia’s high school graduation rate increased again in 2013, following a similar increase last year . . .

Tags: Calvine Rollins , GAE , high school graduation rate , John Barge