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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.

U.S. Students Again Trail Other Nations'

The results are "an absolute wake-up call for America," Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells the Associated Press. "We have to deal with the brutal truth. We have to get much more serious about investing in education.'

Obama Challenges 'MythBusters' Adam And Jamie

President Obama is putting the 'MythBusters' team to the test. He is requesting that they retry the myth of the Archimedes' solar death ray. They are taking him up on it - with more manpower.

Conference Tackles Education Reform

Business and Education leaders in Macon for Education Reform Conference. Issues like accountability, charter schools, and standardized testing discussed. Many viewpoints shared.

Georgia Tech Expands In France

A new resource center for industry and academic research laboratories will be built.

Charter Schools in Legal Limbo

Local school boards do have total control over how to spend local tax dollars. If they don’t want a charter school, they don’t fund it.

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