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Commemorating '40 Acres And A Mule'

The Georgia Historical Society, the state Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Battlefield Association are sponsoring a plaque telling the story of “Special Field Orders 15.”

Students Protest HOPE Cuts

More than a hundred students marched from Georgia State University to the state capitol steps in downtown Atlanta to protest changes to the HOPE scholarship program. Meanwhile, senate Democrats propose their own fix.

Senate Passes School Extracurricular Act

Today, the Senate passed a bill that would allow students to participate in extracurricular activities at other local public schools.

House To Vote On HOPE Fix

House members are now on the floor debating the governor’s plan to keep the HOPE scholarship program from going broke. Some changes were made to the plan this morning.

Audit Questions Private College Grants

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.

Rynders: Limiting Tuition Hikes Important for HOPE

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 History Curriculum Among Best In Nation

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.

Some Reject High School Math Curriculum

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.

Proposed HOPE Cuts Worry Students

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.

Macon Students Embrace Technology

Grant provides netbook computers for 9th and 10th graders. Students doing most of work online. State education officials will monitor success.

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