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Ga. Senate could hear school voucher bill

Updated: 03/07/2012 - The bill is part of a crowded calendar for the Senate, which will also hear a constitutional amendment that allows the state to create charter schools.

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Ga. Senate passes immigration colleges bill

Illegal Immigration

Updated: 03/05/2012 - Supporters of the bill say it's necessary to preserve state-funded education for citizens and legal residents. Opponents say the bill unfairly denies motivated students the opportunity to further their education.

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Ga. Senate to vote on charter school amendment

Updated: 02/29/2012 - Supporters of charter schools say the court's decision was overreaching. Opponents say the state should not pass laws that would usurp local control over education.

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Ga. Senate committee passes charter amendment

Posted: 02/23/2012 - Supporters of charter schools say the court's decision was overreaching. Opponents say the state should not pass laws that would usurp local control over education.

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SC House committee approves state spending plan

Money

Updated: 02/23/2012 - Committee Chairman Brian White says employees were due a raise after three years without, as many also took on extra duties due to job losses in the recession.

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Ga. lawmakers pass amendment on charter schools

Updated: 02/22/2012 - Opponents say the state should not create charter schools when public school districts are facing $1 billion in state cuts and steep declines in local property tax revenue.

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More Ga. districts converting to charter systems

Updated: 02/20/2012 - Each school in a charter district creates a council of teachers, parents and community members that makes budgetary, hiring and other decisions instead of relying on the district's central administration.

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