Tag Archives: state Board of Education

Political Notes — Crossover day will be a little earlier this year

The Senate and House will move up the “Crossover Day” deadline for passing legislation . . .

Tags: crossover day , David Ralston , Jeff Mullis , mass transit , Senate rules , state Board of Education

State school board endorses school takeover plan

The state Board of Education adopts a resolution supporting the school takeover proposal of Gov. Nathan Deal . . .

Tags: Nathan Deal , Opportunity School District , state Board of Education

Political Notes — State BOE sets hearing on charter school termination

State school board sets an August hearing on the termination of the Macon Charter Academy’s charter . . .

Tags: Composite Medical Board , Macon Charter Academy , Ralph Hudgens , state Board of Education

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

Political Notes – 15 telcos sued by Cobb and Gwinnett over 911 services

Two of Georgia’s largest counties are suing 15 telephone companies to try to get $50 million in fees from 911 telephone services . . .

Tags: 911 phone service , Cobb County , DNR Rangers , Georgia Power , Gwinnett County , Nathan Deal , state Board of Education , university of georgia

State school board tells feds to stay out of food fundraisers

State Board of Education adopts new rule that will allow schools to continue selling “unhealthy snacks” at fundraisers . . .

Tags: food fundraisers , John Barge , state Board of Education , unhealthy snacks , USDA

New teacher evaluation system approved

State Board of Education approves implementation of new teacher evaluation system that is based more heavily on student achievement . . .

Tags: John Barge , state Board of Education , teacher evaluation system

School boards can dump storm days, if they choose

The state Board of Education says local school systems can choose not to make up instructional days that were lost during the recent winter storms . . .

Tags: school systems , state Board of Education , storm days

State education board to hold hearings on Common Core guidelines

Acting on a request from Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Board of Education will hold hearings across the state as part of its evaluation of the Common Core curriculum standards . . .

Tags: Common Core , curriculum standards , Glenn Beck , Nathan Deal , state Board of Education

Deal requests review of Common Core standards

Pressure from conservative Republicans forces Gov. Nathan Deal to pull back his support of Common Core curriculum standards for K-12 schools . . .

Tags: Common Core , John Barge , Nathan Deal , state Board of Education