Tag Archives: Richard Woods

Political Notes — Handel is sworn in, Ossoff signs off

One final word on the 6th Congressional District race; a North Georgia legislator takes a direct interest in the Atlanta mayor’s race . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , David Ralston , Jeff Mullis , Jon Ossoff , karen handel , Lidl , Mary Norwood , Richard Woods

High school graduation rate rises to 79.2%

Georgia’s high school graduation has improved for five consecutive years, although it still trails the national rate . . .

Tags: Georgia high school graduation rate , Richard Woods

State board waives requirements for Milestones school tests

State Board of Education gives a promotion waiver for students who took the Georgia Milestones end of grade test . . .

Tags: Georgia Milestones , Richard Woods , state Board of Education

Lawmaker’s brother loses DOE job over racial posting

State school official and brother of a state legislator is fired for making Facebook postings that suggest President Obama should be lynched . . .

Tags: Facebook postings , Jason Spencer , Jeremy Spencer , Richard Woods , Vincent Fort

DOE says high school graduation rate up to 78.8%

Georgia’s high school graduation rate jumped more than six percentage points in one year . . .

Tags: Georgia schools , high school graduation rate , Richard Woods

Political Notes — Lopez nomination has support of some influential lawyers

Federal judge nominee Dax Lopez picks up some high-powered support from prominent Republican attorneys . . .

Tags: Dax Lopez , GPA , Linzer Products , Port of Brunswick , Richard Woods

Political Notes – Conway says ‘Black Lives Matter’ is terrorist group

Gwinnett Sheriff Butch Conway calls members of the activist group Black Lives Matter “domestic terrorists,” putting himself in the middle of national controversy involving police and race . . .

Tags: Black Lives Matter , Butch Conway , David Perdue , Iran nuclear deal , Johnny Isakson , Richard Woods , Shaun King , Sheri Gilligan

Georgia SAT scores are up, national average drops

Georgia students improved their average score on the SAT exam this year, but the state still lags behind the national average . . .

Tags: Richard Woods , SAT scores

Georgia students register small increase in ACT scores

ACT test scores for Georgia students now equal the national average, school officials say . . .

Tags: ACT scores , Georgia students , Richard Woods

College Board modifies U.S. history framework

The College Board makes revisions to an advanced placement U.S. History framework that had been the target of criticism from conservatives . . .

Tags: AP US History , College Board , Richard Woods