T. A. DeFeo

Fulton County judge stops enforcement of Georgia’s abortion ban, says law ‘must be reenacted’

(The Center Square) — A Fulton County judge enjoined the state from enforcing its abortion ban lawmakers passed before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe…

Georgia’s graduation rate hits 84.1% as steady increase over past decade continues

(The Center Square) – Georgia public high schools recorded a graduation rate increase in 2022, continuing a steady uptick over the past decade. On Thursday,…

Georgia to receive $38M federal grant to expand charter schools

(The Center Square) — The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a nearly $38.3 million grant to fund the expansion of charter schools throughout Georgia.…

Georgia teacher supply supplement will cost $20M

(The Center Square) – Georgia plans to spend about $20 million on a program to give teachers and school employees a $125 bonus, a state…

Georgia Gov. Kemp releases more federal COVID relief dollars to support students

(The Center Square) – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is continuing to give away federal money. This week, the governor announced the award of more than…

Decision awaited in lawsuit that could block Georgia’s fetal heartbeat law from taking effect

(The Center Square) — A Fulton County judge could soon decide whether to block the state’s fetal heartbeat law from taking effect. Last month, a…

Georgia officials unable to determine total amount spent on school supply program for teachers

(The Center Square) – Georgia plans to give a $125 supplement to teachers in the state to offset the cost of classroom materials and ostensibly…

Federal appeals court rules that Georgia’s fetal heartbeat bill can take effect

(The Center Square) – A federal appeals judge ruled Wednesday that Georgia’s fetal heartbeat law can take effect following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning…

Georgia officials use federal grant to create school safety website, training for school districts

(The Center Square) – Georgia authorities are using a federal grant to fund a new website to disseminate school safety resources and updated training to…

Georgia’s Cobb County school system allows appointed employees, not teachers, to carry guns at school

(The Center Square) – The Cobb County School Board approved a policy that allows some school employees, but not teachers, to carry guns at school.…

Georgia commission will examine state’s civics education, make recommendations for improvements

(The Center Square) – A Georgia commission will explore ways to promote civic engagement and improve the state’s K-12 curriculum on public service. Senate Bill…

Georgia gubernatorial candidates spar over new teacher pay increases

(The Center Square) – Stacey Abrams, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, wants to increase the pay for teachers in Georgia. But Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s campaign…

Experts say that Georgia lawmakers missed opportunities for education reform this session

(The Center Square) – Georgia lawmakers missed an opportunity to pass education reform, including expanding access to education for students statewide, experts told The Center…

Kemp expected to sign Parents’ Bill of Rights

(The Center Square) – Georgia lawmakers have signed off on a measure to give parents more insight into what their children are learning in school.…

Kemp signs bill barring schools from requiring students to wear masks

(The Center Square) – Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill Tuesday to bar schools and government agencies from mandating students to wear a mask while…

Georgia Senate kills school-choice bill

(The Center Square) – The Georgia Senate has killed a bill that would have allowed Georgians to put taxpayer money toward the cost of private…

Georgia Senate approves bill to ban teaching ‘divisive concepts’

(The Center Square) – Georgia teachers would be banned from teaching “divisive concepts” in the classroom under legislation passed by the Georgia Senate. Senators voted, 34-20, in…