Georgia seeks to suspend standardized testing for 2020-2021 academic year

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods said they have decided to submit a waiver to suspend standardized testing for 2020-2021. This comes as most school districts in the state are planning for another unusual year, deciding between traditional in-person learning, remote learning, or a hybrid of both. 

Pence visits Georgia cafe that reopened despite virus

Vice President Mike Pence on Friday praised Georgia’s decision to quickly reopen businesses during the coronavirus outbreak during a visit to the state that included lunch with the governor at an Atlanta café that had resumed dine-in service.

Kemp: Positive trends continue in battle against virus

Georgia’s governor said he continues to see positive signs in the state’s battle against the coronavirus, even as the state’s death toll from the virus surpassed 1,500 and some health officials expressed concerns about the state’s aggressive plans to restart the economy.