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Democrats Take Stance On School Tax Credit And More

Democrats in the state House have introduced a few education measures. The bills address cyber bullying, parental involvement in public schools and the more controversial public dollars funding private institutions.

Illegal Student Bill Passes Committee

A bill that would make it law in Georgia to keep undocumented students out of the state's public universities passed a House committee.

Murphy Harpst Childrens Center

Murphy Harpst is associated with the United Methodist Church. It sits on a beautiful patch of hillsides. The peaceful setting is in stark contrast to the pain and frustration the children have to overcome. They live in clean, cozy cottages, but there’s always a reminder that things can get out of hand.

Obama To Seek Changes In Pell Grants

President Barack Obama's budget plan would cut $100 billion from Pell Grants and other higher education programs over a decade through belt-tightening.

UGA To Screen Documentary On Civil Rights Lawyer

The University of Georgia has set a screening of a documentary about the lawyer who helped the first two black students gain admission in the early 1960s.

Ga. Lawmakers Weigh Drastic School Reform Bill

Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers and Sen. John Albers have sponsored a bill that would allow parents to step in to help overhaul failing schools.

Georgia Students Excel On AP Tests

Georgia once again has some of the best Advanced Placement test scores in the country. High school students taking college level courses did better this year than last.

Georgia Finds Fewer Erased Answers On School Tests

A state agency has found far fewer wrong answers erased and replaced on the CRCT from a year ago in a review of 2010 test results.

Medical School Hiring Could Surge

The president of Georgia’s only public medical school wants to hire 500 new faculty members by 2018. It’s part of an effort to make the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta one of the top research schools in the country.

Emory U Gets Donation Of $1M In Rare Books

The 22-title collection includes one of the first books ever printed in English, "Polychronicon," a 15th century volume of universal history.

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