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Obama Courts Commencement Invitations

The White House is offering public high schools across the country a chance to win a commencement address by President Barack Obama as part of the Race for the Top initiative.

Duncan Urges Black Men To Go Into Teaching

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and filmmaker Spike Lee are teaming up to encourage black men to go into teaching.

Lottery Pressured To Save HOPE

The HOPE scholarship program is in danger of going broke. Lawmakers are looking for fixes including ways to get more money to come into the lottery-funded aid that helps students go to college.

Grad Rates Likely To Drop

The state’s new schools superintendent says a new formula for calculating graduation rates likely will mean Georgia’s will drop significantly. That's what John Barge told a joint education committee of state lawmakers this week.

Students Rank Low in Science

According to scores on a new proficiency test, Georgia fourth and eighth graders fall below the national average in science.

Lawmakers Consider Fixes to HOPE

Lawmakers have started the discussion on how to change the HOPE scholarship program so it won’t go broke next year.

Students Offer HOPE Ideas

With the HOPE Scholarship fund in dire financial straits state lawmakers are trying to find ways to save it. Meanwhile some students at the University of Georgia offer their own ideas for reforming the popular program.

Hundreds Rally For School Choice

Parents and students of private, charter and virtual schools came together on the steps of the capitol to advocate for more choice in education.

Atlanta Schools Accept Sanction

The head of an accrediting agency had harsh words for the Atlanta school board, telling members to stop being selfish and do what's best for the 47,000 students in the urban district. Mark Elgart of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools went before the board Monday, just a week after his organization put the district on probation over its squabbling school board.

College Faces Race Discrimination Suit

A federal lawsuit filed last week by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accuses Georgia Military College of racial discrimination.

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