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This Week in GeorgiaGov

Save for College

June 12, 2013

Since 2002, the Path2College 529 Plan has offered parents a reliable way to plan for their children's college educations.

State Charter Schools Commission Accepts Petitions

April 15, 2013

Last week, the State Charter Schools Commission released its petition application for charter school start-ups. The application serves those schools planning to open in fall 2014 or later.

State Charter Schools Commission Votes on School Recommendations

March 27, 2013

Today, in its first set of decisions, the State Charter Schools Commission will vote on recommendations for a number of new charters.

Dept. of Education Launches 'Georgia’s Future. Now!'

March 12, 2013

The Department of Education recently launched Georgia’s Future. Now! as a way to unite efforts to improve student achievement and tell the story of the successes in public schools.

Home Education in Georgia

March 5, 2013

Almost 50,000 students attend home school across the state, the Georgia Department of Education reports, and during this current school year, homeschooling has been even easier for parents.

Sponsors Needed for Summer Food Service Program

February 15, 2013

Yesterday, President Obama highlighted Georgia's pre-Kindergarten program. DECAL administers the program and works to meet the needs of Georgia’s children and their families.

Georgia's Pre-K Program Prepares Young Learners

January 28, 2013

Early reports from researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill show that Georgia's Pre-K Program is producing good results.

Implementing Common Core Standards

January 16, 2013

Georgia was one of the first states to adopt a set of learning standards that sets public school performance expectations for each subject area in each grade.

Open Online Learning in Georgia

January 4, 2013

Georgia Tech, Emory and other schools around the world are using a promising new innovation to provide free online education.

Improving the Health of Georgia's Youngest Learners

December 19, 2012

Childhood obesity in Georgia is reaching an epidemic level. As many schools are scaling back their participation in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Georgia is providing incentives to schools to serve better food to students.