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State Senate announces findings from Study Committee on Excellence, Innovation, and Technology at Historically Black Colleges and Universities 

On Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, Sen. Sonya Halpern (D – Atlanta), held a press conference with members of the General Assembly and stakeholders from Georgia’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs, to announce the findings and recommendations of the Senate Study Committee on Excellence, Innovation, and Technology at HBCUs. Halpern spearheaded the effort, which […]

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Legislation Roundup: Here are the education bills introduced this week

This week, the Senate Joint Education and Youth and Higher Education Committees held their first meetings of this year’s legislative session. Topics discussed in the committee included an overview of current literacy programs and new teacher training on reading instruction and professional development. Several education bills were also introduced in both the state House and […]

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GHSA talks instant replay and football state championship at board meeting

The Georgia High School Association’s board of trustees met on Jan. 12, 2023. The day’s agenda included a discussion of the football state championship, changes to Lifetime Pass requirements, and scheduling for the spring 2023 semester.  Here’s a look at what the board approved this week and what’s to expect this spring: Scheduling The State […]

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Kemp announces teacher pay increase in inauguration speech

Governor Brian Kemp announced raises for teachers and other government employees during his second-term inauguration speech on Jan. 12, 2022.  The governor’s 2023 budget proposes $2,000 pay raises for all state employees including state law enforcement, pre-kindergarten teachers, and kindergarten through 12th-grade personnel. Before the announcement, the average entry-level salary for a K-12 teacher in […]

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Q&A with Atlanta Public Schools seat nine vacancy nominee Jessica Johnson

This Wednesday, the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education nominated Jessica Johnson, a local entrepreneur and executive director of The Scholarship Academy, to fill the At-Large Seat 9 vacancy left by former board member Jason Esteves when he was elected to the Georgia State Senate in November 2022. The Atlanta Board of Education will hold […]

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Atlanta City Council approves new gun safety legislation

The Atlanta City Council approved new gun safety legislation during their Jan. 3, 2022 meeting. The resolution, 22-R-4798, requests the mayor’s Office of Violence Reduction and the Atlanta Police Department to develop a program to provide firearm safety storage (lockboxes) for free to qualifying Atlanta residents. The resolution was proposed by council member Antonio Lewis. […]