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Race To The Top Funds Divided Amongst Districts

26 Georgia school districts find out what percentage of 200-million dollars they will receive. Money for improving schools. Funds should be released by early next year.

More Students Score High In AP Exam

More Georgia students in Advanced Placement courses had higher scores in their exams than their national counterparts. The department of Education says 11.4 percent of Georgia AP test takers scored a 3, 4 or 5 compared to 8.3 percent nationwide.

Researchers Work To Keep Students In Online Classes

Online courses have become more popular. Thousands of Georgia students now log on for college credits instead of walking into brick and mortar classrooms. But studies show that far more students drop out of online classes then their face to face counterparts. Some researchers at Kennesaw State University say getting on-line students to stay is an uphill battle.

New Journalism Center Will Focus On Education

A new grant will create an education reporting center in five southern states. GPB will lead the consortium which will add eight journalists to the region.

Engineering Program Could Come To UGA

Officials at The University of Georgia want to bring a new engineering program to the college. It could mean competition for some other state schools.

Feds Investigate School Fraud Claims

Atlanta's public schools are under investigation to determine if fraud was committed by boosting scores on standardized tests.

Some School Kids Vaccinated Free

Children in several Georgia counties will be getting free flu vaccinations at school. It’s the first time the state has offered the program to counties. The program’s intent is to keep kids healthy and in school.

Coffee Schools Eye Full Accreditation

South Georgia's Coffee County Schools will get another visit from their accrediting agency next month. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools placed the system on probation earlier this year after school board members became dysfunctional and micromanaging and threatened school staff.

Illegal Students Need Not Apply?

A committee of the Georgia Board of Regents Tuesday approved a plan to prevent illegal immigrants from attending state schools.

Teachers Hear Barnes, Deal Education Plans

The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor both say if elected, they’d make education a top priority. Both Nathan Deal and Roy Barnes spoke to a teachers’ group this week.

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