Sunday, September 24, 2017

Student shot by officer had called 911 before encounter

A Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police had called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person fitting his physical description.

Evans Co. Board of Ed. Skips Homework Assignment on Millage Rate

The Evans County Board of Education told a crowded room on Monday night that they had to keep the millage rate higher because of a state mandate, but that is simply not true.

Study: Fewer Georgia Students Could Get College Opportunity

Georgia is among states that have cut funding to public colleges and universities since the recession, prompting many schools to raise tuition.

Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is

he Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district.

Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety

As classes begin at colleges and universities across the country, some parents are questioning if their children will be safe on campus in the wake of last weekend’s violent white nationalist protest here. School administrators, meanwhile, are grappling with how to balance students’ physical safety with free speech.

State School Superintendent is Seeking Student Advisory Council Nominations

Do you know a middle or high school student who would be a good fit for the Georgia Department of Education's "Student Advisory Council"??

After 6 months on job, education chief still highly divisive

Critics see her as hostile to public education and indifferent to civil rights, citing her impassioned push for school choice and her signing off on the repeal of some protections for LGBT students, but Conservatives aren't as critical.

DeVos say school vouchers part of tax overhaul discussions

More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are raising questions about transparency and accountability at a time when supporters are urging that they be expanded into a federal program.

Ivy League schools brace for scrutiny of race in admissions

A Justice Department inquiry into how race influences admissions at Harvard University has left selective colleges bracing for new scrutiny of practices that have helped boost diversity levels to new highs across the Ivy League.

Georgia schools throw shade on summer as classes resume

A lot of districts decided to start the school year earlier so teachers would have more time to prepare kids for standardized tests