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U.S. Department of Ed Acts on School Safety, Student Privacy

It's all a result of a report that found “substantial misunderstanding remains at the local level among officials and educators concerning (FERPA), and in particular its application to school-based threats.”

Facilities Study Finds GA Charter Schools Pay a Premium for Less Adequate Space

A newly released study of Georgia’s charter school facility and financing environment finds that Georgia charter schools pay more than their traditional district school and national charter school counterparts for less adequate facilities

Superintendent Woods names 2019 AP Honor Schools

“It’s essential that we offer a robust set of opportunities to Georgia students, and Advanced Placement is an important part of that,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods. “I congratulate the educators and leaders who worked to create strong AP programs in these 230 Georgia schools, ultimately connecting students with high-level coursework and the opportunity to gain college credit.”

POLL: 67% of Voters Support School Choice

American Federation for Children's National School Choice Poll Shows 67% of Voters Support School Choice Support Grew 4% compared to 2018

Georgia AP pass rates continue to increase

In Georgia, 23.2 percent of public school students in the class of 2018 earned a 3 or higher on an AP exam.

Winners of the Innovation in Teaching Competition Announced

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement recently announced the three winners of the 2018-2019 Innovation in Teaching Competition, a recognition and reward opportunity for Georgia teachers who utilize innovative instructional strategies to advance student achievement.

GA Dept of Education Continues Effort to Help Counties Impacted by Hurricane Michael

In addition to the training opportunity, GaDOE has provided ongoing assistance to school districts impacted by Hurricane Michael, including financial support through the Georgia Foundation for Public Education.

Secretary DeVos: “Supplement, not Supplant” Proposal Helps Promote Effective Spending, Flexibility

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released proposed non-regulatory guidance to support school districts' compliance with the requirement that federal funds supplement, and do not supplant, state and local funds