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Handel Campaign Releases Education Plan for Ga.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel wants to create more charter schools in Georgia, expand online classes for K-12 education and give teachers merit pay.Handel released her plan for Georgia education Monday as she pushes toward her Aug. 10 runoff election with opponent Nathan Deal.

Schools Strain Under Enrollment Weight

Georgia's technical colleges are reporting another record-breaking fiscal year, topping last year's enrollment numbers by an unprecedented 22%. But as more people head back-to-school in the sputtering economy, finding space and teachers for all those students is becoming a challenge.

School Lawsuit Claims Religious Discrimination

A graduate student in Augusta State University’s counseling program is suing the school. She claims officials asked her to compromise her religious beliefs or face expulsion. ASU officials say the student’s views on gays and lesbians go against professional codes of ethics.

2 Cyber High Schools Seek More Money to Open

Georgia Charter Schools Commission is in talks with two cyber high schools that want to open but say they need more state funding.The schools are Kaplan Academy of Georgia and Provost Academy Georgia.

Fewer Schools Meet Federal Standards

Fewer Georgia schools are meeting federal standards. 71 percent of schools made "adequate yearly progress" this year.

White Football Players Sue HBCU

Savannah State University, a historically-black school, faces lawsuits concerning its former football coach, who is white.

UGA Gets $1.5 M To Study Reading

UGA researcher Scott Ardoin has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to study various approaches to teaching reading. Ardoin will use eye-tracking technology to determine the best strategy for increasing language and vocabulary. The study will explore the reading fluency of second graders at a local school district.

Georgia Looks Abroad for New Teachers

Georgia results in hiring abroad to solve teacher shortage.

State Schools Bring In $13 Billion

A new report says public colleges and universities in Georgia brought in nearly 13 billion dollars during the last fiscal year. The Selig Center for Economic Growth report says last year nearly 3 percent of all jobs in Georgia were with the university system.

Board Pressures Atlanta Schools to Submit CRCT Report

The state board of education is pressuring the Atlanta Public School System to turn in its report investigating suspicious erasure marks on their CRCT tests last year.

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