State auditors are questioning whether taxpayers are getting their money’s worth from a grant to private college students. Supporters are insisting the grants save the state money.
Albany Representative Ed Rynders introduced a proposed constitutional amendment late last week to limit tuition increases at Georgia universities to the rate of inflation. He said it will help keep college affordable, especially for students who could lose some of their HOPE scholarship under a proposed restructuring.
Georgia's history curriculum is among the best in the nation, according to a national education group. Noel Brown reports the state earned a "B" for its standards while most others got failing grades.
State education officials want to give local districts more control over math curriculum. Many students failing integrated math. Schools concerned about AYP and graduation rates.
Some Georgia college students are uneasy about proposed changes to the financially struggling HOPE Scholarship program. If passed, the changes would grant full scholarships only to Georgia’s top students.
Grant provides netbook computers for 9th and 10th graders. Students doing most of work online. State education officials will monitor success.
Childhood obesity is a persistent problem in Georgia. It has the second highest rate of the disease in the nation. Nearly one in three children here is considered to be overweight. One elementary in Atlanta is making strides to head of the obesity trend before it sets in.
Federal guidelines changing for school lunches. Bibb County serving more fresh fruits and vegetables. Cutting back on sodium and sugar as well.
This week, GPB is focusing on the problem of childhood obesity in the state. The statistics have reached epidemic levels. Georgia ranks second in the nation for children who are obese or overweight. Experts say kids need to be more physically active in order to drop the pounds and avoid heart disease and diabetes down the road. But a new study says exercise doesn’t just make kids healthier it may actually make them smarter.
Tomorrow, lawmakers are expected to reveal details about their plan to cut Hope scholarship funding.