Tag Archives: Georgia School Boards Association

Political Notes – Ports officials must have known what was coming

It was a big week for the Georgia Ports Authority, capped off by final approval of federal funding for the Savannah River dredging . . .

Tags: Georgia Ports Authority , Georgia School Boards Association , Nathan Deal , Robert Jepson , Savannah Harbor expansion , Vance Smith

Voters should examine, choose school board candidates carefully

The director of the Georgia School Boards Association cautions voters in Atlanta, and elsewhere, to take the time to evaluate the candidates running for their local school board . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: Georgia School Boards Association , school board elections , Sis Henry

Political Notes – Gingrey wants schools to teach ‘gender roles’

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey says schools should be teaching boys and girls their proper “gender roles ” . . .

Tags: federal indictment , Georgia School Boards Association , Grady Hospital embezzlement , immigration poll , Phil Gingrey , Sam Olens , Senate race , Tricia Pridemore

Political Notes – Kingston will run for Chambliss’ Senate seat

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston will run against Rep. Paul Broun in the Republican Senate primary in 2014; U.S. Rep. John Barrow may be facing a familiar opponent next year . . .

Tags: driver\'s licenses , Georgia School Boards Association , Jack Kingston , John Barrow , John Stone , Justin Pauley , Paul Broun , Pete Wheeler , Rob Mikell , Senate race , veterans

Political Notes – Senate Democrats elect their leaders

Sen. Steve Henson is elected to another term as minority leader in the Georgia Senate . . .

Tags: atlanta falcons , Casey Cagle , Common Cause Georgia , David Shafer , Democratic caucus , georgia dome , Georgia School Boards Association , Obamacare , Phil Gingrey , Renee Unterman , Republican caucus , Steve Henson , William Perry

Out-of-state money floods charter school campaign

Money from outside Georgia dominates the campaign for a charter school constitutional amendment . . .

Tags: Alice Walton , charter school constitutional amendment , for-profit charter schools , Georgia School Boards Association , out-of-state contributions

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Gwinnett school officials

A lawsuit filed against Gwinnett County school officials who opposed the charter school constitutional amendment is dismissed . . .

Tags: charter school constitutional amendment , Dawson Jackson , Georgia School Boards Association , Gwinnett County

Political Notes – Charter amendment supporters sue school systems, allege ‘conspiracy’

Charter school amendment supporters file a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court trying to shut down educators and school boards that oppose passage of the amendment . . .

Tags: charter school amendment , Fulton County Superior Court , Georgia Ports Authority , Georgia School Boards Association , Glenn Delk

Charter school campaign may end up in a courtroom rather than a classroom

The campaign over the charter school constitutional amendment could end up generating waves of litigation involving the two sides of the controversial issue . . .

Tags: charter school constitutional amendment , Georgia School Boards Association , Glenn Delk , Herb Garrett , John Barge , Sam Olens

Olens: School boards ‘still retain First Amendment rights’

Attorney General Sam Olens says school board members can express their opinions about the controversial charter school constitutional amendment, as long as they don’t spend public funds doing it . . .

Tags: charter school constitutional amendment , Georgia School Boards Association , John Barger , Sam Olens