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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Education

Hands-Free Law and Others Taking Effect July 1

June 25, 2018

The legislative session is over and done, and all that’s left to do is obey the new laws, most of which take effect July 1.

While many of this year’s new laws will have little or minor impact on Georgians’ day-to-day lives, there is one big act that could have a drastic effect on highway safety.

First Priority Act Plans to Turnaround Schools through Collaboration

January 29, 2018

Industry experts, schools, and communities are coming together under the First Priority Act to address problems in Georgia’s lowest-performing schools.

How Georgia’s K-12 Students are Learning Bilingual Skills

July 18, 2017

The evidence supporting bilingual education is clear and mounting. That's why 37 Georgia schools provide dual language immersion programs! Starting in kindergarten, students take half of their classes in English and the other half in 1 of 5 other languages.

Eat. Move. Talk! Builds Healthy Habits in the Youngest Georgians

April 26, 2017

The Georgia Department of Public Health is focusing on three areas for early childhood development: food, activity, and language nutrition.

Georgia Turns Its Attention to Arts Education This Month

March 21, 2017

Georgia school’s arts education is thriving. Learn about the benefits of including art in students’ curriculum, and see what Georgia’s educators are doing to make that happen.

Georgia Debuts New Standards for Science and Social Studies

February 21, 2017

Teachers and education professionals have developed the new Georgia Standards of Excellence for science and social studies. See what changes are coming in the 2017-18 school year.

Georgia's School Safety Hotline

August 25, 2016

Georgia's Department of Education operates the nation's first state-funded, school safety hotline available for teachers, administrators, students and parents to use when they witness illegal or harmful activity. It's a great resource to ensure our children's safety at school.

Take Part in Georgia's Education

August 23, 2016

With the new Every Student Succeeds Act in effect, the state of Georgia is developing a state plan and wants your input!

Extend Your Research with the Georgia Archives

August 2, 2016

The Georgia Archives is a valuable resource provided by the University System of Georgia. Get a behind the scenes look at some processes and programs.

Back to School [Infographic]

July 21, 2016

It's that time again... Time to start thinking about school! Check out this infographic for a refresher on some safety tips and learn more about what's offered to Georgia's students.

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