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...at least for a few years, under a compromise advancing in the Senate. The measure, sent Wednesday to the Senate Education Committee, replaces a bill that initially sought to repeal the standards being rolled out in classrooms statewide after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-26/across-region
Citizens tell legislators how to change education system

...discouraged.And that's not the half of it.In a town hall style meeting with about 12 Georgia House and Senate education committee members, teachers, parents and community members pointed to changes they want in public education. Audience...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-12-03/citizens-tell-legislators
Legislators to seek input at GRU meeting

...education system? The state's top leaders want to hear what you have to say.Members of the Georgia House and Senate education committees will hold a joint town hall meeting Tuesday at Georgia Regents University to gather input from the public on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-12-02/legislators-seek-input-gr
Town hall meeting location changed

...the state's top leaders has been changed.The joint town hall meeting for members of the Georgia House and Senate education committees will now be held at the Jaguar Student Activities Center ballroom on the Georgia Regents University Summerville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-12-03/town-hall-meeting-locatio
Elect school superintendents, Georgia lawmakers say

...for HR 550 by traveling the state, both in speaking to grassroots organizations and in joining the House and Senate education committees in a series of "listening sessions" in a dozen cities.He notes that parents like the idea when they hear...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-11-18/elect-school-superintend
Educators urged to tell public of school tax benefit

NEWNAN, Ga. - Republicans serving on the House and Senate education committees are asking educators for ideas on how to convince the public that taxes need to be raised for additional school funding.The appeal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-10-02/educators-urged-tell-pub
Georgia teacher rating system too easy

...showcase good teachers and root out bad ones by tying teachers' ratings to their students' academic success.Senate Education Committee Chairman Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, said the preliminary results - particularly the finding that less than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-01-07/ga-teacher-rating-system-
Georgia looks to increase school nurse numbers

...state has made major changes to its funding formula in more than 20 years."The time was right," said state Senate Education Committee Chairman Fran Millar, a Republican from Atlanta. "The consensus is that it's a priority in our schools...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-06-16/georgia-looks-increase-s
State unlikely to raise school taxes

...administration at the district central office, according to Sen. Fran Millar, a Dunwoody Republican who chairs the Senate Education Committee and co-chairs the education-funding commission with his House counterpart."That's one of the biggest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-09-10/state-unlikely-raise-sch
Weak tax collections busting some school districts

...with, going forward over the next few years," said Sen. Fran Millar, a Dunwoody Republican who chairs the Senate Education Committee. "We think it's something that needs being monitored."He issued his warning during a meeting this month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-09-16/weak-tax-collections-bust