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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signs House and Senate bills in press conference

On Tuesday, Gov. Brian Kemp signed several bills at a press conference that focused on school choice, property disposal, school supplies for teachers, social media, and more. Kemp stood alongside a large group of people outside the Georgia Department of Education who awaited the signing. Lieutenant Gov. of Georgia Burt Jones welcomed Kemp, emphasizing how […]

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New dashboard highlights reading readiness across the state

Starting today, it will be easier for educators, communities, and stakeholders to access literacy data at the state, district, and school levels. Through the  Reading Readiness Dashboard, Georgians can access information on the percentage of students reading below, on, and above grade level for every school, district, and Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) region in […]

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Superintendent Woods appoints leader to build statewide literacy coaching model

State School Superintendent Richard Woods has appointed Dr. J. Nicholas Philmon, a key figure in developing structured literacy practices in Marietta City Schools, to spearhead and develop a statewide literacy coaching model in Georgia. As the Structured Literacy Coaching Coordinator, Dr. Philmon, while retaining his position with Marietta City Schools, will collaborate with the Georgia […]

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Georgia dropping ‘woke’ words from teacher preparation rules

by Dave Williams | Jun 8, 2023 | Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – The Georgia Professional Standards Commission voted unanimously Thursday to delete “woke” words, including “equity” and “inclusion,” from the state’s teacher preparation rules. Along with “diversity,” a word the commission voted last month to delete from the preparation standards, the changes were requested by the University System […]

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The science of reading undergirds Georgia’s new literacy-education laws 

by Rebecca Grapevine | Apr 21, 2023 | Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – Georgia is gearing up to implement a new approach to teaching reading in the early grades.   Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed into law two literacy bills passed during this year’s legislative session.   About 36% of Georgia third graders read below grade level, according to the state’s 2022 Milestones test results, […]

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Several metro schools districts receive Opportunity Grants from GaDOE

Georgia Department of Education announced its second series of Opportunity grants aimed at expanding options and opportunities for students in Georgia. These grants will support more programming in fine arts, health, physical education, world languages, and summer bridge programs for rural school districts. This second round of funding totaling $1,820,804 is made possible through federal […]

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Georgia Department of Education awards $500,000 to expand CTAE programs

The list of awardees is available at the bottom of this release. Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Education has awarded a total of $500,000 to school districts to help them expand and improve Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs for students. Eleven school districts received CTAE CONNECT (Creating Opportunities Needed Now to Expand Credentialed […]

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Four Georgia Public Schools Recognized as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Today the Georgia Department of Education recognized eight public schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools with four from the metro area. This recognition comes from the U.S. Department of Education and up to 420 schools may be nominated each year., the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. “Congratulations to Georgia’s […]

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Fayette County elementary schools receive grant for fresh fruits and vegetables

North Fayette and Spring Hill Elementary in Fayette county will have fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to a federal grant by the United States Department of Agriculture. The schools were given a grant from the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program, which is designed for schools with a high number of students on free or reduced-price […]