Ty Tagami

Senior Education Reporter

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K-12 “scholarship” legislation would pay Ga. parents for private school
 A floor leader for Gov. Brian Kemp has signed onto legislation that would create a direct state payment for a limited number of Georgia students to attend private school and cover schooling expenses. House Bill 301, introduced this week, would establish so-called “education scholarship accounts” giving parents state money...

Posted: 4 days ago

A floor leader for Gov. Brian Kemp has signed onto legislation that would create a direct state payment for a limited number of Georgia students to attend private school and cover schooling expenses. House Bill 301, introduced this week, would establish so-called “education scholarship accounts” giving parents state money...
Georgia Legislature passes school bus safety bill
 Acting with deliberate speed, Georgia lawmakers on Wednesday rushed through legislation to protect children from motorists at school bus stops. With nearly every member of the House of Representatives voting for Senate Bill 25, the legislation, which passed the Senate by a unanimous vote last week, now goes to the desk of Gov. Brian...

Posted: 6 days ago

Acting with deliberate speed, Georgia lawmakers on Wednesday rushed through legislation to protect children from motorists at school bus stops. With nearly every member of the House of Representatives voting for Senate Bill 25, the legislation, which passed the Senate by a unanimous vote last week, now goes to the desk of Gov. Brian...
Lawmakers rushing to protect children at risk near school buses
 Legislation to protect children at school bus stops is racing through the Georgia General Assembly, as members fear each day of delay could cost a child’s life. It’s so urgent that lawmakers from both the House and Senate drew up essentially the same bill, and Rep. Bill Hitchens, R-Rincon, chairman of the House Public Safety and...

Posted: 6 days ago

Legislation to protect children at school bus stops is racing through the Georgia General Assembly, as members fear each day of delay could cost a child’s life. It’s so urgent that lawmakers from both the House and Senate drew up essentially the same bill, and Rep. Bill Hitchens, R-Rincon, chairman of the House Public Safety and...
Safe schools proposal would compile data on Georgia students
 Legislation to thwart attacks on Georgia schools  by assembling dossiers on students to gauge any risk they pose is facing concerns about privacy rights. Senate Bill 15 would provide funding for equipment to strengthen schools against intruders while also supportinig safety planning. The most controversial element, though, is a proposal to...

Posted: 7 days ago

Legislation to thwart attacks on Georgia schools by assembling dossiers on students to gauge any risk they pose is facing concerns about privacy rights. Senate Bill 15 would provide funding for equipment to strengthen schools against intruders while also supportinig safety planning. The most controversial element, though, is a proposal to...
Under the Ga. Gold Dome today: shielding schools from killers, sex predators
 Two bills to be heard under the Georgia Gold Dome today try to keep schools safe from mass murder and sexual predation. Senate Bill 15 seeks to fortify public and private schools by mandating safety plans for radiological incidents, terrorism and other mayhem. It would establish funding for surveillance devices, metal detectors, alarms and...

Posted: 8 days ago

Two bills to be heard under the Georgia Gold Dome today try to keep schools safe from mass murder and sexual predation. Senate Bill 15 seeks to fortify public and private schools by mandating safety plans for radiological incidents, terrorism and other mayhem. It would establish funding for surveillance devices, metal detectors, alarms and...
Lawmakers see dyslexia as a largely hidden problem for Georgia schools
 Jay Leno and Richard Branson have it. So does California Gov. Gavin Newsom. And if you’re in a room with 10 kids, one or two of them may also have it. Ten to 20 percent of the population lives with dyslexia, researchers say, with most probably going undiagnosed. The federal government requires schools to help children who have it, but...

Posted: 10 days ago

Jay Leno and Richard Branson have it. So does California Gov. Gavin Newsom. And if you’re in a room with 10 kids, one or two of them may also have it. Ten to 20 percent of the population lives with dyslexia, researchers say, with most probably going undiagnosed. The federal government requires schools to help children who have it, but...
School bus stopping bill passes Ga. Senate
 The Georgia Senate, in an act of bipartisanship, quickly passed a bill Thursday to reverse a law passed last year that may put children in danger. School officials say a law that took effect July 1 appears to relax the requirement to stop in the oncoming lane for a school bus that is boarding or releasing students. At least one child...

Posted: 11 days ago

The Georgia Senate, in an act of bipartisanship, quickly passed a bill Thursday to reverse a law passed last year that may put children in danger. School officials say a law that took effect July 1 appears to relax the requirement to stop in the oncoming lane for a school bus that is boarding or releasing students. At least one child...
Lawmakers: if the bus stops, you should too
 The Georgia Senate is wasting no time in trying to undo a change in law affecting school buses that police, prosecutors and school officials say is endangering children.  Last year, the General Assembly amended a law that has long required drivers in oncoming lanes to stop when they encounter a school bus loading or unloading children...

Posted: 19 days ago

The Georgia Senate is wasting no time in trying to undo a change in law affecting school buses that police, prosecutors and school officials say is endangering children.  Last year, the General Assembly amended a law that has long required drivers in oncoming lanes to stop when they encounter a school bus loading or unloading children...
Metro school-enrollment boom ends as budget needs grow
 In a region accustomed to jackhammers, cranes and other signs of growth, the latest student enrollment numbers may seem strange. For the first time in at least a couple of decades, Georgia’s student population has flatlined. It’s even happened in Gwinnett County, with its reputation for building new schools as regularly as a clock&rsquo...

Posted: 19 days ago

In a region accustomed to jackhammers, cranes and other signs of growth, the latest student enrollment numbers may seem strange. For the first time in at least a couple of decades, Georgia’s student population has flatlined. It’s even happened in Gwinnett County, with its reputation for building new schools as regularly as a clock&rsquo...
Georgia’s largest public school, an online charter, gets another year
 The largest public school in Georgia can teach children for at least another year despite a history of poor performance now that the state has extended its permission to operate.  Georgia Cyber Academy, an online school with 11,000 students, has a 5-year charter that was to expire June 30. The State Charter Schools Commission was supposed...

Posted: 19 days ago

The largest public school in Georgia can teach children for at least another year despite a history of poor performance now that the state has extended its permission to operate.  Georgia Cyber Academy, an online school with 11,000 students, has a 5-year charter that was to expire June 30. The State Charter Schools Commission was supposed...
Jennifer Moore's children attend Georgia Cyber Academy
Jan. 30, 2019, Atlanta -- Jennifer Moore was among the parents and students who asked the State Charter Schools Commission to keep Georgia Cyber Academy open. She said the school has given her children, seated next to her, stability through home moves.

Posted: 19 days ago

Jan. 30, 2019, Atlanta -- Jennifer Moore was among the parents and students who asked the State Charter Schools Commission to keep Georgia Cyber Academy open. She said the school has given her children, seated next to her, stability through home moves.