State still implementing measures from education grant that ended last year

...Core curriculum and teacher assessments tied to the Milestones. In 2010, then-Gov. Sonny Perdue and then-state Superintendent Kathy Cox gushed about how the $400 million grant would help Geor gia implement ambitious plans for improving...

State School Superintendent Richard Woods visits three Augusta schools

...the big focus on the arts, has really contributed to our success... and I hope that's something that the state superintendent will remember when he leaves here." Woods was originally scheduled to tour the three schools Aug. 31, but was...

State superintendent to tour Augusta schools

Georgia State School Superintendent Richard Woods will tour three Augusta schools Wednesday, hoping to learn "what is working and to assess the areas where schools need assistance."

Ga education funding to improve, officials vows

...chairman predicted they would be in line with Deal's instruction for the commission to be bold and creative.State Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods preceded Knapp and said observation of kindergarten students taking French in Gwinnett...

State education department distributes books to promote literacy

...which will offer advice to parents on how to encourage "a love of reading" in their children."Our current state superintendent is focused on improving early childhood literacy rates, so we designed this program to really engage young children...

State superintendent misses Augusta school tour

A tour of two Richmond County schools went on without its main guest Monday morning after Geor gia state Superintendent Rich ard Woods couldn't make the event because of inclement weather.Woods was scheduled to tour But ler High School and John...

Another victory for choice

...which now goes to Georgia voters as a proposed state constitutional amendment in 2016, would allow a special state superintendent to take over daily management of chronically underperforming local schools, closing those that fail to improve...

Georgia's suspensions bill sparks discussion

...educators how to discipline children. Howard's effort might have died there except for testimony from Deputy State Superintendent of Schools Garry McGiboney who told how the Department of Education has seen discipline problems decrease and student...

Gov. Nathan Deal seeks backing for school takeover plan

...and accompanying legislation Wednesday.Spokesman Brian Robin son said a trip to New Orleans with lawmakers and State Superintendent Richard Woods is the next step. The city has become Deal's go-to example of a state intervention at struggling...

Some Richmond County schools make gains on College and Career Readiness Performance Index, but school system still struggles

...system's averages in 2013 were 85.7 (elementary), 85.3 (middle) and 84.7 (high school), respectively.State Superintendent John Barge said in a news release that falling state and school system averages were "disappointing" but "not...