Georgia schools score high on college readiness

  Georgia’s schools scored a record high on the 2017 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), and the percentage of schools with a 5-star climate rating also showed an increase, according to information released Thursday by the Georgia Department of...

Senate Health Care Task Force holds final meeting

  A Health Care Reform Task Force, led by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and a handful of Senators from across the state, gathered in Rome Monday to listen to presentations from local, state, and national experts. The committee is tasked with evaluating solutions to reduce...

Deal orders hurricane aid

  Jekyll Island, which was impacted by both Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Irma, will get funding for much needed restoration work. Gov. Nathan Deal issued an Executive Order Wednesday that transfers $4 million from the Governor’s Emergency Fund to the Georgia...

Education board selects new Chief Turnaround Officer

  State Board of Education Chair Mike Royal says there was never any doubt that Eric Thomas was the right person to lead Georgia’s school turnaround program. “The Board and the Advisory Committee were unanimous in their choice,” said Royal Tuesday evening. “We...

Staggering Data on the Growing Opioid Epidemic

This is the second part of a two-part series by our staff writer. As reported yesterday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr isn’t alone in his fight against opioid abuse. Based on a report submitted to President Donald Trump by the White House Commission on...

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