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August 04, 2014

Union-Backed Democrat Will Face GOP Common-Core Foe in Ga. Chief's Race

With runoff results now final, Republican Richard Woods will face Democrat Valarie Wilson in November for the state superintendent's job in Georgia.

July 29, 2014

A Loophole Big Enough for an Ice Cream Truck in the New Snacks Rules

Some states are making a statement about new federal nutrition rules for school snacks by exempting large numbers of fundraisers from the standards.

July 28, 2014

School Discriminated Against Pregnant Student, Complaint Says

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights issued guidance about schools' treatment of pregnant students in 2013.

July 23, 2014

GOP Runoff in Ga. Chief's Race Heads to Recount; Union-Backed Democrat Wins

The Georgia Democrat backed by the two teachers' unions in the state won her primary runoff for state superintendent, but the Republican nominee is still to be determined.

July 21, 2014

Democrats in Georgia Offer Interesting Election Picture on Education

A trio of candidates for state offices in Georgia shows how Democratic candidates can break different ways on certain K-12 issues.

June 27, 2014

Arm Teachers and Staff? Georgia Schools Say 'No,' Despite New Law Allowing It

School officials say arming staff wouldn't make students any safer.

May 21, 2014

Crowded State-Chief Races in Georgia, Idaho Narrowed by Primaries

Common-core supporters did well in primary races for state superintendent positions in Georgia and Idaho on May 20.

May 07, 2014

When Teacher Appreciation Week Gets Political

An unusually bleak thank-you letter to teachers from Georgia's superintendent of schools strikes a nerve.

April 25, 2014

Those With Prior Authorization Can Carry Guns at School, New Georgia Law Says

The bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal would allow individuals with prior permission from public or private schools to carry a gun on school property.

April 24, 2014

Georgia Becomes Latest State to Allow Guns in Schools (With Some Restrictions)

Many states proposed similar bills following the 2012 school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

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