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Friday, January 19, 2018

GA lawmakers hear testimony on new education tax

Georgia legislators heard testimony about a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow another penny on the dollar sales tax for schools.

Less emphasis on testing decreases performance gaps in STEM subjects

When the value of exams is changed, performance gaps increase or decrease accordingly.

‘Inspired Georgia’ photography exhibition coming to Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University is one of only six locations across the state selected to host “Inspired Georgia,” a traveling photo exhibition sponsored by the Georgia Council for the Arts.

Universities face #MeToo movement over sexual harassment

Academia — like Hollywood, the media and Congress — is facing its own #MeToo movement over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Georgia’s effort to improve the teaching profession remains flat

Georgia’s overall grade for its teaching policies stayed flat at a B- grade since 2015. Georgia's efforts to prepare Special Ed teachers received a grade of an F while Elementary Teacher preparation received a grade of a D.

Top colleges limit free speech. What about Georgia’s colleges?

More than 90 percent of top U.S. colleges have policies regulating campus free speech. What about Georgia?

School virtual shooter training program aimed at survival

The shooter rapidly fires through the front doors of an elementary school with an assault rifle and blasts his way down the hallway. Screaming children are running for their lives or frozen in fear. Teachers quickly try to decide: barricade the doors, or make a run for it with their students?

Georgia’s education plan does not follow new fed ed law

Georgia's new federal education plan does not get a passing grade. The DOE has to turn in their revisions by Dec. 29th.

Some states struggle to make preschool available to everyone

In perhaps an unexpected twist, historically conservative strongholds like Oklahoma and West Virginia are leading efforts to bring preschool to all. Other red states that have notable programs include Alabama and Georgia.

Georgia’s public libraries release guide to explore genealogy, history, and culture

Georgia's public libraries invite you to explore your genealogy, history, and culture.
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