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Session yielded both victories and challenges

...far-reaching was placed on the ballot by the legislature for voters to approve in the November elections of 2016. Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to address chronically failing schools by forming an "opportunity school district" will be on the ballot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-02/session-yielded-
Georgia officials say technical bugs in new exam 'unacceptable'

...determine "chronically failing" schools eligible for state takeover if a proposed constitutional amendment backed by Gov. Nathan Deal passes in 2016."There are still high-stakes tests, and the system's not working," said Tim Jarboe, the director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-01/georgia-officials-say-technic
Gov. Deal signs duel enrollment bills to boost workforce

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed two bills into law Thursday that remove barriers to dual enrollment participation both for students with dim hopes or plans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-30/gov-deal-signs-duel-enrollmen
Ga. school boards may get funds flexibility

...within those funding categories even if the local circumstances mean the money could be better used otherwise. Gov. Nathan Deal, who appointed the commission, and legislative leaders have said that allowing districts that latitude would improve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-04-28/ga-school-boards-may-get-
Report: impact of hotel tax hardest outside Atlanta

...leaders didn't have time to stop it from passing, and they are unlikely to keep it from becoming law because Gov. Nathan Deal has said he intends to sign it. So, now they are bracing for the sting when it takes effect. Adding the tax will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-28/report-impact-hotel-tax-ha
Have video ready to roll

...accountability, which is what body cameras are all about.In Georgia, Senate Bill 94 awaits a signature from Gov. Nathan Deal. The bill establishes the use of body cameras for Georgia law enforcement but has drawn criticism from the American...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-30/have-video-ready-roll
Academy of Richmond County | The Augusta Chronicle

...camaraderie ... Creative projects and enagaging lessons were what qualified ARC teacher Jeremy Knox to recieve Governor Nathan Deal's Innovation in Teaching Award Tuesday, one of only five teachers in the state ... Don't Miss Databases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/education/richmond-county-boar
Augusta Youth Development Campus | The Augusta Chronicle

...year since 2010, according to a state audit that blames low pay, long hours and ... ATLANTA ? Even before Gov. Nathan Deal signs a comprehensive juvenile-justice bill into law this week in Dalton, state and local governments have begun...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/crime/augusta-youth-development-campus
Governor signs autism bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law a House-Senate bill that includes an insurance coverage requirement for autism known as Ava's Law in honor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-29/governor-signs-autism-bill
Gov. Deal snaps at critics

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal expressed disappointment Wednesday with a former chairman of the Board of Regents who criticized him for meddling in the selection...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-30/gov-deal-snaps-critics