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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.

March 20, 2014

Georgia's Education Reforms Fall Short for Immigrants and ELLs, Report Says

A Migration Policy Institute analysis found that Georgia's education reform agenda has not sufficiently addressed the needs of the state's large immigration and English-language learner population.

March 19, 2014

Race to the Top Reports Size Up Progress of Common-Core Implementation

Reports on states' progress with Race to the Top plans show that states are at significantly different stages of implementing the Common Core State Standards.

March 11, 2014

Those in Georgia's Universal Pre-K Tested Better Than Unenrolled Peers, Study Says

Four-year-olds who participated in Georgia's universal preschool program tested better than peers who had not taken part in it, a new study says.

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