State of Georgia plans to give public school…

Release: Georgia plans to provide bonus payment to every public-school teacher, school staff member MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us January 14, 2021 – Governor Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods plan to provide…

GaDOE announces legislative priorities for 2021

Release: January 8, 2020 -- The Georgia Department of Education is announcing its 2021 legislative priorities -- key public-education issues that will guide State School Superintendent Richard Woods' conversations with lawmakers in the upcoming session. Each…

Rural STEAM programs receive a $244K grant from…

Release: GaDOE provides $244,000 to expand STEM and STEAM programs in rural schools MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us -Follow GaDOE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @GeorgiaDeptofEd The list of awardees is available at…

Nine Georgia schools receive National Blue Ribbon honor

Release: Nine Georgia Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon School Honors U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized nine Georgia schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic…

GA Superintendent speaks on U.S. DOE denying test…

Release: Superintendent Woods on U.S. Department of Education’s lack of support for common-sense testing waivers September 3, 2020 – This morning, Chief State School Officers received a letter from Secretary Betsy DeVos stating that the U.S. Department of…

GA survey on student testing waiver now available

Release: June 29, 2020 – The Georgia Department of Education announced today an online survey to get the public’s feedback on a waiver of the high-stakes testing requirement in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the 2020-2021…

State BOE meeting scheduled for June 30

Release: Called State Board of Education Meeting June 30, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us June 29, 2020 – The State Board of Education will hold a called board meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, June…