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Ritz Teaches Schools Hospitality

The Ritz-Carlton is teaching educators in Georgia how to roll out the red carpet for parents. The Ritz partners with the Georgia Department of Education as part of a broad plan to create more family-friendly schools. Research shows that when parents are involved with school staff, students perform better and have better social skills.

Ex-Educator Found Not Guilty In First Cheating Trial

A jury has found a former Atlanta educator not guilty after the first trial connected to Atlanta's school cheating scandal. The verdict clearing Tamara Cotman of wrongdoing was announced around 11 a.m. Friday. Cotman, a former area director for Atlanta Public Schools, had been accused of trying to influence a witness.

Teachers Union Pushes 180 Day Calendar

The president of one of Georgia's largest teachers unions is on the campaign trail. But she's not running for office. Calvine Rollins of the Georgia Educators Association is traveling to different parts of the state urging lawmakers to restore state funding for 180 days of school.

Report Of Armed Suspect At School:Hoax

Cobb County school officials say a report of a man armed with a knife at Lindley Middle school was a hoax. The school was locked down while officers searched for the alleged suspect.

New President for Northwestern Technical College

Technical College System of Georgia officials have appointed a new president for a school in northwest Georgia. The system's board members unanimously approved Pete McDonald to serve as the next president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Gainesville Plan Puts Rifles In Schools

A Georgia school system is considering the idea of storing rifles in school offices in case they're needed to defend students in a school shooting. Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer says the rifles would be placed at Gainesville High School, Gainesville Middle School and Wood's Mill Academy.

Coastal GA Teachers Awaiting Updated Pay

Teachers in coastal Georgia say they've been back to work for nearly a month and haven't seen pay increases reflected in their paychecks.

Student Struck, Killed By Vehicles Outside School

Georgia State Police said they were searching for two drivers accused of fleeing the scene of a crash in Walton County that left a 16-year-old boy dead Tuesday morning.

Georgia Tech Student's Talk Goes Viral

Georgia Tech sophomore Nicholas Selby says he was surprised by the reaction to his convocation speech welcoming freshmen to the Atlanta university. The video quickly went viral on the Internet. It had more than 1.8 million views on YouTube by Friday morning.

State To Review Common Core

Georgia’s Board of Education plans to discuss a request next month by Governor Nathan Deal to review the Common Core. Common Core is a set of standardized benchmarks of academic progress that several states voluntarily adopted. Georgia signed on in 2010 and implemented the standards beginning with the 2012-2013 school year.

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