Georgia Senate passes education bill

  The Georgia Senate passed the state’s school improvement bill Friday by a 38-17 vote, but not without a little excitement. About 30 minutes before HB 338 — now called the First Priority Act — was scheduled to be called for a vote by the full Senate...

House to reconsider education SPLOST

  The House will reconsider a Constitutional amendment concerning a county and city school district calling and distributing a SPLOST after it was defeated Tuesday. SR 95, sponsored by Sen. Ellis Black, lost by a resounding 74-101 margin, although no one really...

Deal – backed education bill passes House

  The future of Georgia’s children took center stage Wednesday, as members of the Georgia House of Representatives pushed party lines aside and approved legislation aimed at turning around the state’s low-performing schools. House Bill 338, authored by Rep. Kevin...

Low-Performing School Bill Being Reworked

  Only minutes after members of the House Education Committee got their first in-depth look at HB 338, the plan for addressing the lowest performing schools, State School Superintendent Richard Woods presented a substitute bill, and expressed concerns over...

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