Ty Tagami

Senior Education Reporter

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Georgia leaders addressing mental health’s role in student failure
 When Gov. Brian Kemp revealed his plans for the state budget this week, teacher pay raises grabbed much of the attention, but a smaller line item could have a much bigger impact on students. Kemp wants to steer an extra $8.4 million to the Apex program to address a problem that undermines schooling to an extent that many are only beginning...

Posted: a day ago

When Gov. Brian Kemp revealed his plans for the state budget this week, teacher pay raises grabbed much of the attention, but a smaller line item could have a much bigger impact on students. Kemp wants to steer an extra $8.4 million to the Apex program to address a problem that undermines schooling to an extent that many are only beginning...
Education a focus of Georgia’s new political leadership
 Increased teacher pay, money to secure schools and growing the ranks of school counselors will all be part of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's strategy to bolster education.  "Investments in education have brought higher graduation rates," Kemp told a crowd of business and government leaders who gathered at the Georgia World Congress...

Posted: 4 days ago

Increased teacher pay, money to secure schools and growing the ranks of school counselors will all be part of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's strategy to bolster education.  "Investments in education have brought higher graduation rates," Kemp told a crowd of business and government leaders who gathered at the Georgia World Congress...
Georgia Senate announces new leader for education policy
 The new leader for education policy in the Georgia Senate is a Gwinnett County lawmaker with little background in K-12 policy but a keen interest in a condition thought to afflict one in five students. Sen. P.K. Martin, R-Lawrenceville, previously served as vice chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee. (In a bit of a swap...

Posted: 4 days ago

The new leader for education policy in the Georgia Senate is a Gwinnett County lawmaker with little background in K-12 policy but a keen interest in a condition thought to afflict one in five students. Sen. P.K. Martin, R-Lawrenceville, previously served as vice chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee. (In a bit of a swap...
Leader of Georgia charter school agency leaves for advocacy job
 The head of the Georgia agency that authorizes charter schools is leaving her job to join a charter school advocacy group. On Monday, Bonnie Holliday, the longtime executive director of the State Charter Schools Commission, became executive vice president for policy and external relations at the Georgia Charer Schools Association, statements...

Posted: 5 days ago

The head of the Georgia agency that authorizes charter schools is leaving her job to join a charter school advocacy group. On Monday, Bonnie Holliday, the longtime executive director of the State Charter Schools Commission, became executive vice president for policy and external relations at the Georgia Charer Schools Association, statements...
Education on the mind of Georgia’s new governor, Brian Kemp
 Full funding for education, reading in third grade and school safety all got a mention in Gov. Brian Kemp’s inaugural address Monday afternoon. The successor to Gov. Nathan Deal struck a moderate tone and mentioned education at least four times during his first official speech after being sworn in as Georgia’s leader. “We&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

Full funding for education, reading in third grade and school safety all got a mention in Gov. Brian Kemp’s inaugural address Monday afternoon. The successor to Gov. Nathan Deal struck a moderate tone and mentioned education at least four times during his first official speech after being sworn in as Georgia’s leader. “We&rsquo...
Parent claims bullying by Cobb schools
 Either Cobb County schools have among the best behaved students around, or they are fudging statistics on bullying. That’s the contention of lawyers representing a boy they say was falsely accused of fighting and charged with felonies. The teen-aged son of Jorge Santa was the victim of bullying, they say, adding that the school district...

Posted: 8 days ago

Either Cobb County schools have among the best behaved students around, or they are fudging statistics on bullying. That’s the contention of lawyers representing a boy they say was falsely accused of fighting and charged with felonies. The teen-aged son of Jorge Santa was the victim of bullying, they say, adding that the school district...
Online charter schools continue to struggle, state reviews show
 Academic achievement continues to lag at the state’s online charter schools, including one that is the biggest public school in the state. Reports from the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts show both Georgia Cyber Academy, the biggest, and Georgia Connections Academy underperformed on the state schools report card, the College...

Posted: 9 days ago

Academic achievement continues to lag at the state’s online charter schools, including one that is the biggest public school in the state. Reports from the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts show both Georgia Cyber Academy, the biggest, and Georgia Connections Academy underperformed on the state schools report card, the College...
New leaders to plot course for Georgia schools
 Governor-elect Brian Kemp made an education campaign promise that was as simple to understand as it was consequential: pay teachers more. Advocates and lawmakers say a raise is long overdue, but the hefty price tag leaves Capitol watchers wondering whether the state will have anything else to offer students and schools during the 2019 legislative...

Posted: 9 days ago

Governor-elect Brian Kemp made an education campaign promise that was as simple to understand as it was consequential: pay teachers more. Advocates and lawmakers say a raise is long overdue, but the hefty price tag leaves Capitol watchers wondering whether the state will have anything else to offer students and schools during the 2019 legislative...
Survey finds inhospitable climate for Georgia’s LGBTQ students
 Hostility toward transgender and gay students remains a problem in Georgia schools, according to the results of the latest annual survey by an ad LGBTQ advocacy group. “The vast majority of LGBTQ students in Georgia regularly heard anti-LGBTQ remarks,” says a statement from GLSEN, the organization behind the new National...

Posted: 9 days ago

Hostility toward transgender and gay students remains a problem in Georgia schools, according to the results of the latest annual survey by an ad LGBTQ advocacy group. “The vast majority of LGBTQ students in Georgia regularly heard anti-LGBTQ remarks,” says a statement from GLSEN, the organization behind the new National...
Audits show online charter schools struggling
 New state audits of Georgia’s online charter schools show academic achievement lagging. The results from the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts show both Georgia Cyber Academy and Georgia Connections Academy underperformed on the state schools report card, the College and Career Ready Performance Index. “Georgia...

Posted: 10 days ago

New state audits of Georgia’s online charter schools show academic achievement lagging. The results from the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts show both Georgia Cyber Academy and Georgia Connections Academy underperformed on the state schools report card, the College and Career Ready Performance Index. “Georgia...