Ryan Blackburn

Ga. students get test break

 Georgia students will take fewer high-stakes tests starting next year, under a plan the state Board of Education approved Wednesday.

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Georgia school systems probably can't afford longer school days


Budget constraints are eating into school calendars in Georgia at a time when laws like No Child Left Behind are pressing educators... Read more

Fewer teachers quitting, report says

New or novice teachers in Georgia may not be quitting as frequently as previously thought, according to a study on teacher retention from the... Read more

Georgia still won't spare the rod

Every year, schools in Georgia still dish out rare paddlings to punish the most egregious behavior, but a federal bill now... Read more

State patrol reviews texting ban enforcement

Although texting while driving becomes illegal July 1, police can't say yet how officers will be able to tell when a driver deserves a ticket.... Read more

Ex-teacher accused of touching girls is cleared

ATHENS, Ga. --- A former Oconee County Middle School teacher has been exonerated of charges he improperly touched two female students.

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Teachers facing layoffs

ATHENS, Ga. --- School districts in northeast Georgia aren't laying off teachers yet, but most are reviewing or changing policies that will allow... Read more

Schools in Athens close for big game

ATHENS, Ga. --- For years, the Georgia-Florida college football game has challenged Athens area principals.

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