Nathan Deal

Bill giving state more power in struggling schools advances

Legislation giving the state more power to intervene in struggling schools neared final passage Friday as lawmakers worked through the day to pass legislation.

Friday marks the 38th day of the 40-day session. The final days of the legislative session are always chaotic as lawmakers push to vote on as many bills as possible. They also use legislative maneuvers to hitch stalled proposals to other bills.

Here's a look at some of Friday's action:


A bill to grant the state more power to intervene in Georgia's struggling schools is one step from reaching Gov. Nathan Deal's desk.

Under the proposal, a new "chief turnaround...