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Georgia Tech Students Go on an ‘InVenture’

Some of Georgia’s top college students will compete for cash prizes and a free patent filing at an invention contest Wednesday night as part of the Third Annual InVenture Prize at the Georgia Institute of Technology. It’s the school’s way of teaching students about entrepreneurship.

Board Votes To Close DeKalb Schools

DeKalb County school board members have approved a sweeping redistricting plan that will move thousands of students and close eight schools.

Late Buses Plague Schools

Buses aren't getting some Augusta students to school on time. Officials blame the problem on a lack of qualified drivers.

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.

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