Georgia’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget could bring a $2,000 salary boost for teachers, addressing the alarming educator shortage.
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Online, Community Colleges Offer Flexibility for Non-Traditional Students
Some are finding non-traditional higher education is their lifeline to a future degree and career, but high school counselors don’t always encourage this route.
Georgia House OKs Bill to Limit Transgender Care for Minors As GOP Prevails in Party-Line Vote
Republican House lawmakers have approved a controversial measure limiting the care doctors can provide transgender patients under the age of 18.
Georgia House Panel Hears District Attorneys Debate Need for State Oversight of County Prosecutors
Georgia district attorneys faced off Wednesday over a proposed state-appointed commission that could remove prosecutors from office for abuse of power or negligence in pursuing some cases.
School Spending, Enhanced HOPE and Vouchers on Minds of Georgia Lawmakers in Session’s Final Days
Georgia students and families could see big changes to their public schools this year as lawmakers continue work on numerous education bills that pump more money into classrooms, sweeten the HOPE Scholarship and expand school vouchers.
Hiring More People with Developmental Disabilities Pitched As Georgia’s Labor Shortage Fix
People living with intellectual and developmental disabilities say one solution to Georgia’s workforce shortage is to hire them.
Georgia Courts Still Struggle with Pandemic-Era Backlogs, State Supreme Court Chief Justice Says
Boggs described the criminal case statistics as “astounding” from Georgia’s large metropolitan areas to its rural communities.
Georgia House Speaker Tees Up Legislature’s Homestretch, Drops Sports Betting Teaser
House Speaker Jon Burns defended the push to create oversight panels for local prosecutors, touted ongoing efforts to improve access to mental health services in Georgia and seemed to crack the door back open for sports betting this session in remarks at an Atlanta Press Club event Thursday.
Groups Urge Georgia DEP to Nix Mine Permit Near Okefenokee
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division wants the public to weigh in on whether a titanium mine will be allowed to operate near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
Legislation to Redact Government Employees’ Information from Georgia Public Records Falls Short
Legislation that would shield a government employee’s personal information from public records did not survive Crossover Day.