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Read Across Georgia: Building a Strong Foundation for the Future

March 6, 2014

The State of Georgia kicked-off “Read Across Georgia” month in March, an initiative launched by First Lady Sandra Deal to raise literacy proficiency levels among Georgia’s youth.

More School Nurses On Hand This Year

August 9, 2012

Starting this year, students will see more school nurses in their front office clinics. Under new legislation, public schools must now supply at least one nurse for every 750 elementary school students and one for every 1,500 middle and high school students.

Digital Learning Bill Passes State Senate

April 27, 2012

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed Senate Bill 289, The Digital Learning Act, which is expected to make Georgia a national leader in online learning.

Salary Reduction of Teachers Caught Cheating

April 27, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law House Bill 692, which revokes any salary increase or bonuses for Georgia teachers who personally falsified or caused falsification of students' standardized tests.

Charter Schools Bill left for Voters

April 13, 2012

Earlier this year, House Resolution 1162 passed the State Senate and House, placing the Constitutional amendment to allow state officials to create charter schools in the hands of Georgia voters this fall.