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HOPE Book Allowance Cut In Half

Beginning July 1, a book allowance that helps students pay for textbooks will be cut in half, the Georgia Student Finance Commission said.

Cyber School Funding Boosted

More cyber schools are likely on the way for Georgia. The state’s Charter Schools Commission Thursday agreed to boost cyber school funding—from an amount of $3,400, to $5,800 per student.

Community Opposes MCG Road Closure

The Medical College of Georgia is being criticized for wanting to convert part of a road running through its campus to a pedestrian only way. The road also runs through a predominantly African American neighborhood and residents there aren’t happy

Students Screen Homeless For Mental Illness

Georgia is in the process of reforming its mental health system after a federal lawsuit challenged poor conditions in state psychiatric hospitals. But students from the Medical College of Georgia are hoping to bring about changes at the street level by helping homeless people deal with mental illness before ending up in a state hospital.

UGA Gets $2M Federal Grant

The University of Georgia has received a $2 million grant to work on designing a new computer that can more rapidly solve problems in such fields as cryptography, mathematics and physics.

Bad Weather Shuts Some North Ga. Schools

Some north Georgia schools are closed as a result of a cold spell persisting across the state.

Poll: Most Want Bad Teachers Fired

An overwhelming majority of Americans are frustrated that it's too difficult to get rid of bad teachers, while most also believe that teachers aren't paid enough, a new poll shows.

Audit Blasts Special Ed Program

A state audit has found there is little evidence that a program costing the state millions of dollars is helping Georgia's most emotionally disturbed students.

Fort Valley Receives Bio Fuel Grant

Fort Valley State University got a $1 million bio fuel research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The five-year grant will look at six crops including a type of sugar cane and several grass varieties.

Students Prepare to Protest

Students at several public universities are planning their response to possible HOPE Scholarship cuts. This comes after Governor-elect Deal hinted that changes in fee and book allowances may be needed to sustain HOPE.

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