Georgia School Superintendent Receives Patriotic Employer Award

State School Superintendent Richard Woods was one of just thirteen Georgia employers to receive the Patriotic Employer Award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office.

Teachers Get a Hefty Dose of Biotech at Week-Long Georgia Bio Workshop

-The Georgia BioEd Institute’s Summer Biotech Immersion program, sponsored by local biopharma company UCB, provided a laboratory-intensive professional learning experience to eight high school...

Georgia receives $1.3 million to help veterans begin teaching careers

Georgia is receiving $1.3 million to help U.S. military veterans begin careers in teaching. The Georgia Department of Education received a $1,324,170 grant from the...

Georgia approves new standards for fine arts, physical education

Based on the recommendation of State School Superintendent Richard Woods, the State Board of Education last month approved revised standards for physical education and several fine arts areas. All standards were developed or revised based on public feedback, including opportunities for public comment and participation from educators, business and industry representatives, parents, and advocates.

Georgia State School Chief announces $16 million available for school safety

$16 million available for school safety improvements

Study: Teen internet use ‘nearly constant’, 95 percent own smartphone

Teens are on their phone constantly, says a new study. How does this impact their lives?

Superintendent Woods: Teachers changed my life, teaching shaped my life, and I want to...

The following letter was written by State School Superintendent Richard Woods during Teacher Appreciation Week. In Georgia, the Department of Education is celebrating Teacher...

3 Georgia Students Make List of 161 Presidential Scholars

This week, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments...

Bus drivers in Georgia school district illegally go on strike

Bus drivers in a Georgia school district call out sick and illegally go on strike.