Governor Nathan Deal on Thursday signed into law HB 338, the education bill which seeks to identify low-performing schools and establish a state-devised plan to assist them.  The bill was a pet project of the Governor following the failure of his ‘Opportunity School District’ amendment failed last November.  The bill, introduced in the House by Rep. Kevin Tanner and carried in the Senate by Sen. Lindsey Tippins, gives the state much more power to help failing public schools, which have long been one of the biggest problems facing Georgia officials. 

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