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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.

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.

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