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Service, Not Suspension

Some students who get in trouble in an east Georgia school system will be doing community service projects instead of being suspended. Richmond County's school board approved the program this week. It gives principals the option of assigning community service projects to students instead of short-term suspension for discipline issues.

Board Of Regents Requesting $1.93 Billion

The Georgia Board of Regents has signed off on a $1.93 billion budget request for fiscal year 2015, which represents a 2.6 percent increase over the year before. The request was adopted Wednesday by the board and now heads to the governor's office for consideration.

African President To Visit Kennesaw St.

Kennesaw State University officials say they're preparing for a visit from the president of a nation in western Africa. School officials say President of the Republic of Ghana, John Mahama, is scheduled to visit the school Sept. 30 to mark the end of the university's yearlong study of the country.

Georgians See Meteor Falling Over Alabama

If you saw a fireball in the sky Monday night you aren’t alone. David Dundee, an astronomer at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville says a meteor about the size of a baseball fell over Woodstock, Alabama around 9:18pm

Putting Ads On School Buses?

A west Georgia school board member is looking into whether to put ads on school buses to raise money. Muscogee County lost $24 million in state funding this year due to budget cuts. The school bus ads would be a first for Georgia.

Ritz Teaches Schools Hospitality

The Ritz-Carlton is teaching educators in Georgia how to roll out the red carpet for parents. The Ritz partners with the Georgia Department of Education as part of a broad plan to create more family-friendly schools. Research shows that when parents are involved with school staff, students perform better and have better social skills.

Ex-Educator Found Not Guilty In First Cheating Trial

A jury has found a former Atlanta educator not guilty after the first trial connected to Atlanta's school cheating scandal. The verdict clearing Tamara Cotman of wrongdoing was announced around 11 a.m. Friday. Cotman, a former area director for Atlanta Public Schools, had been accused of trying to influence a witness.

Teachers Union Pushes 180 Day Calendar

The president of one of Georgia's largest teachers unions is on the campaign trail. But she's not running for office. Calvine Rollins of the Georgia Educators Association is traveling to different parts of the state urging lawmakers to restore state funding for 180 days of school.

Report Of Armed Suspect At School:Hoax

Cobb County school officials say a report of a man armed with a knife at Lindley Middle school was a hoax. The school was locked down while officers searched for the alleged suspect.

New President for Northwestern Technical College

Technical College System of Georgia officials have appointed a new president for a school in northwest Georgia. The system's board members unanimously approved Pete McDonald to serve as the next president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

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