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Georgia House Subcommittee discusses education initiatives and budget adjustments in recent meeting

The Georgia House Appropriations Higher Education Subcommittee held a meeting late last week for the 2025 Budget Hearing.  The Subcommittee made several agency adjustments to the budget, including health insurance, retirement systems, DLs, and insurance. The most notable change is a formula growth of $2.256 million in USG’s teaching program. Georgia MATCH Lynne Riley, President […]

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Georgia Lt. Governor makes arming teachers a legislative priority

ATLANTA – In a joint announcement last week, Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones, along with Senators Max Burns and Clint Dixon, revealed their legislative priority for 2024 to allow teachers to carry firearms on campus. “Protecting the most vulnerable, including all of Georgia’s children, is one of our most critical responsibilities as public servants,” emphasized Lt. […]

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Georgia Council on Literacy tackling tough challenge head-on

by Dave Williams  | Capitol Beat News Service KENNESAW – Georgia’s low literacy rate can be fixed despite the dismal statistics currently plaguing educators, the head of a council of state legislators, literacy experts, teachers, and school district officials said Tuesday. “We will not shrink back from our mission,” Scott Johnson, chairman of the Georgia Council on Literacy, […]

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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 […]