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Georgia releases school data, but no grades for third year

Nov. 17, 2022 16:07 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Education is releasing data on how public schools and districts performed in the 2021-2022 school year, but the state isn't assigning A-to-F letter grades for a third year in a row because of limited data following the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Republicans sweep Georgia state offices, retain legislature

Nov. 09, 2022 19:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans swept to victories in all the statewide offices Tuesday's ballot except U.S. senator, keeping Democrats shut out for the fourth straight four-year cycle on the state level, despite Democrats' breakthrough on the federal level in 2020. Republicans also...

Republicans keep control of Georgia House and Senate

Nov. 09, 2022 02:17 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans retained their majorities in Georgia's legislature and were seeking to maintain their lock on statewide offices as votes continued being counted Wednesday. Republicans won 33 Senate seats, while in the House, they won 96 seats and were leading in five...

Groups say they'll sue Georgia over 'divisive concepts' ban

Nov. 04, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Education and civil rights groups said Friday that they will sue to overturn Georgia's law banning the teaching of certain racial concepts, claiming it violates First Amendment rights to free expression and 14th Amendment rights to equal protection. The Southern...