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Deal Backs Down On Pre-K

Gov. Nathan Deal is revamping plans to cut the state's prekindergarten program back to half-day after an outcry from parents and teachers. Deal announced Monday that the program will remain a full day but the school year will be cut from 180 days to 160 days. He also will expand class sizes by two students each.

Deal Appoints Six To School Board

Nearly half of the Georgia Board of Education will be brand new after Gov. Nathan Deal appointed six new members.

Papers Of Civil Rights Icon Young Open To Public

The personal papers of civil rights icon Andrew Young at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History are now open to the public.

Former Sen. Nunn To Be Honored By Ga. Tech

Former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn will be honored by Georgia Tech for his work on national security and defense.

Charter Schools' Fate Still Undecided

More than five hundred prospective teachers for charter schools showed up at a job fair Saturday. Many of the openings, however, could hinge on a ruling from the Georgia Supreme Court.

HOPE Cuts Set for Senate Floor Vote

The Senate Higher Education Committee Friday approved an overhaul of the HOPE scholarship that will make cuts to the awards many Georgia college students receive. The panel voted 5-2 along party lines. Democrats said the bill was being railroaded and that the Republicans' proposal would probably only cover 80 percent of tuition costs because it's based on last years rates.

DeKalb Schools Keep Accreditation

The DeKalb County school district is keeping its accreditation with a national standards agency but has a year to fix problems or risk losing that standing.

Commemorating '40 Acres And A Mule'

The Georgia Historical Society, the state Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Battlefield Association are sponsoring a plaque telling the story of “Special Field Orders 15.”

Students Protest HOPE Cuts

More than a hundred students marched from Georgia State University to the state capitol steps in downtown Atlanta to protest changes to the HOPE scholarship program. Meanwhile, senate Democrats propose their own fix.

Senate Passes School Extracurricular Act

Today, the Senate passed a bill that would allow students to participate in extracurricular activities at other local public schools.

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