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.
Fri., May 17, 2013 6:15pm
Middle Georgia schools end the year with new direction.
Fri., May 17, 2013 12:00pm
Bibb County school officials have scrapped plans to start the year-round schooling for the 2014-15 year. School officials said Thursday that financial issues and the opposition of two-thirds of the staff made it too much of a challenge.
Fri., May 17, 2013 11:00am
Atlanta Public Schools is notifying parents that it will have to turn over students' education information starting Friday in response to a subpoena. The subpoena is related to the criminal case against former educators who are accused of cheating on standardized tests.
Fri., May 17, 2013 6:42am
In the popular Harry Potter series of novels, the boy wizard often uses an invisibility cloak he inherited from his farther. Atlanta high-school senior Julia Abelsky is working to make such vestments a reality. NASA hopes to return Americans to the moon and eventually build a permanent colony. Junior Sergio Parra from Auburn is working to make that cheaper by making concrete from materials on the moon’s surface. Both students are competing this week at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix.
Thu., May 16, 2013 10:15am
Students deemed "willfully defiant" accounted for nearly half of California's 700,000 suspensions last year. Many educators are cheering the Los Angeles Unified School District's decision to ban such suspensions, arguing the category is too broad and disproportionately targeted black students.
Wed., May 15, 2013 4:56pm
Governor Nathan Deal is pushing back on critics of Georgia’s public school curriculum. Deal issued an executive order Wednesday It re-affirms that the federal government isn’t in charge of school curricula in Georgia.
Wed., May 15, 2013 2:15pm
A new charter school in Utah wants to equip students in kindergarten through ninth grade with a solid foundation in business. The principal insists it's not just a pint-sized business school. The goal is to give kids a well-rounded education that is also applicable in the real world.
Tue., May 14, 2013 6:00pm
Latinos are entering colleges and universities at higher rates than whites and blacks but still lower than Asian-Americans. This is an all-time high for Latinos, according to a recent Pew Hispanic Center report. It's the result, in part, of a dramatic rise in the graduation rate among Hispanic high school students.
Tue., May 14, 2013 4:57pm
Over the last week thousands of students have graduated from colleges across Georgia and many of them already have offers of full time employment.