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Bill Targets Healthy School Lunches

A new law signed by President Obama Monday hopes to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. The $4.5 billion effort takes aim at school lunch programs in Georgia and around the nation.

Accreditors Visit Atlanta Schools

Officials from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools are visiting the 50,000-student district Thursday and Friday.

Poll: Education Backed, But Not New School Taxes

Eighty-eight percent say a country's education system has a major effect on its economic health.

DeKalb Judge To Join Emory University Faculty

Judge Robert J. Castellani will join Emory's Center for the Study of Law and Religion on Jan. 1.

Poll: Public Blames Grad Rates On College Students

The public pins most of the blame for poor college graduation rates on students and their parents and gives a pass to colleges, government officials and others, a new Associated Press-Stanford University poll shows.

UGA To Mark 50th Anniversary Of Desegregation

Award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, one of the first blacks to register at the University of Georgia after the school was desegregated, is returning to the campus to mark the milestone anniversary.

Students Troubled By Possible HOPE Cuts

Republican Governor-elect Nathan Deal says deep cuts to education could be needed if the state wants to escape its budgetary crisis. That includes possible reductions to the HOPE Scholarship program

Study: Not Enough Finish College

A new study shows Georgia ranks among the top-10 states nationally in high school graduates enrolling for college. But once they get there, they take too long to finish or drop out. And earlier in the education system, fewer than half of ninth-graders are classified as having a “reasonable chance” of getting to college.

Deal: Deeper Education Cuts Possible

Georgia’s governor-elect says deeper cuts to education could be needed because of state budget woes. Nathan Deal tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the state's lottery-funded HOPE scholarship can't continue on its current path with drastic measures possibly needed to save that.

Perdue Says Race No Issue In CRCT Investigation

Governor Perdue today answered a charge by a group of black Atlanta pastors that the State’s investigation into cheating on the CRCT is a "witch hunt" against black teachers. The clergy is protesting possible criminal charges against educators. Fulton County’s District Attorney, Paul Howard, said he will seek criminal prosecutions if warranted in the cheating allegations at some Atlanta public schools.

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