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State Senate passes ‘culture wars’ education measure

by Dave Williams | Mar 28, 2024 | Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – The Georgia Senate passed legislation Tuesday crammed with multiple “culture wars” provisions affecting Georgia schools. House Bill 1104, which the Senate’s Republican majority passed 33-21 along party lines, originated in the House as a measure addressing mental-health risks for student athletes. But Senate Republicans added a […]

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Private-school vouchers win final passage from General Assembly

by Dave Williams | Mar 20, 2024 | Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – The state Senate gave final passage Wednesday to controversial legislation offering private-school vouchers to Georgia students attending low-performing public schools. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 33-21 along party lines to adopt a version of the vouchers bill the state House’s GOP majority narrowly passed last week. The […]

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Private school vouchers narrowly clear Georgia House

by Dave Williams | Mar 14, 2024 | Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – A controversial private-school vouchers bill squeaked through the Georgia House of Representatives Thursday. The bill, which would provide vouchers worth up to $6,500 to help students in low-performing public schools transfer to a private school, passed the Republican-controlled House 91-82, the minimum number of votes needed […]

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Georgia General Assembly introduces bill to establish school supplies for educators program

If the General Assembly passes Senate Bill 464, the Georgia Senate could give educators the funds needed for classrooms.   Last week, the Georgia General Assembly introduced Senate Bill 464, which could require the state’s Board of Education to establish a School Supplies For Educators Program. The program would work with the State School Superintendent […]

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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 General Assembly introduces bill surrounding discussing gender in classrooms

On February 16 the Georgia General Assembly introduced Senate Bill 88 a bill that would prevent teachers from discussing gender in classrooms under certain circumstances. Sponsored by Sen. Carden Summers it was brought before the chamber’s committee on education and youth.  According to a report by WABE, Senator Carden Summers (R) sponsored the bill, saying, […]