Fri., May 24, 2013 1:00pm
The Chicago school board voted to close dozens of schools, despite community protests that the closings disproportionately affect minority students. Now the teachers union and community activists want to change the system and oust the elected officials who disagreed with them.
Fri., May 24, 2013 11:00am
Six elementary schools and a middle school at Fort Benning will close for up to five days in September because of teacher furloughs. Department of Defense Education Activity director Marilee Fitzgerald said the furloughs will affect some 11,000 educators working in the nine-month category throughout the department.
Fri., May 24, 2013 9:00am
None of the DeKalb County school system's commencement ceremonies will take place in places of worship this year in response to parent complaints. The ceremonies will instead be hosted at secular venues or outdoor stadiums.
Wed., May 22, 2013 4:15pm
The nation's largest group of nutritionists is urging the FDA to reject the dairy industry's petition to change the definition of milk. The petition aims to allow aspartame or other alternatives to be used to sweeten milk in an effort to boost consumption in schools.
Tue., May 21, 2013 7:05pm
Georgia’s high school graduation rate improved in 2012. But it’s not enough, according to the state superintendent. The cohort graduation rate measures the number of students who enter high school and how many graduate four years later.
Tue., May 21, 2013 11:30am
A west Georgia school system has approved a package of cuts that includes closing an elementary school and a middle school. The Muscogee County School Board approved the plan with a unanimous vote Monday night. The recommendation by interim Superintendent John Phillips includes closing Edgewood Elementary School and Marshall Middle School.
Mon., May 20, 2013 7:08pm
University of Georgia officials have announced the school will extend some benefits to domestic partners similar to what married couples receive. UGA President Michael Adams says the school will offer dental and vision insurance to domestic partners of UGA employees.
Mon., May 20, 2013 7:34am
President Barack Obama told graduates of historically black Morehouse College to seize the power of their example as black men graduating from college and use it to improve people's lives. About 500 students received undergraduate degrees on Sunday and became "Morehouse Men."
Mon., May 20, 2013 4:00am
More and more gardeners are bypassing the local nursery and instead starting their veggies from seed. Seeds are often cheaper and they give growers a bigger choice of varieties. At a community garden in Venice, Calif., students learn the ins and outs of gardening from scratch.
Fri., May 17, 2013 6:45pm
The commission working to preserve the culture of slave descendants on the Southeast coast will be hiring an executive director now that the federal government has approved its management plan. Commissioners from the Carolinas, Florida and Georgia applauded warmly Friday when the letter approving the plan was read during the panel's meeting in Conway.