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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Education

North Georgia Receives Faster Internet Connections

August 30, 2012

The high speed broadband project bringing over 1000 miles of fiber-optic connections to the North Georgia mountains is not yet complete, but has already brought internet speeds 20 to 50 times faster than before to the local area schools and businesses

More School Nurses On Hand This Year

August 8, 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

Governor 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. 

Apply for Fall Internships at the Capitol

March 29, 2012

For college juniors or seniors, graduate students and law students, completing an internship at the Capitol offers an opportunity to see firsthand the inner workings of state government and at the same time to professionally develop.

Get your GED!

March 19, 2012

Having a high school diploma makes a difference. If you don't have a high school diploma, you can still get your General Educational Development (GED) Diploma. Learn how!

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