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Make Up Snow Days for North Georgia

Just as North Georgia is beginning to fully recover from last week’s snow and ice, another ice storm is in the forecast for next week. Meanwhile, school districts are deciding how to make up already missed school days.

High School Math Could Change

Superintendent John Barge proposed a plan that could mean the end of an integrated math curriculum for high school students in Georgia

UGA to Invest in Graduate Education

University of Georgia President Michael Adams says UGA will invest more in graduate education and will invest more money in graduate fellowships.

Race to the Top Means Merit Pay for Teachers

Teachers in 26 Georgia school districts soon will be paid based on how well their students do on standardized tests. The merit-pay plan is part of the $400 million Race to the Top federal grant awarded last summer to Georgia.

Tuition Hikes Worry Students

With Georgia’s university system bracing for more deep cuts, college students could be forced to pick up some of the slack through further tuition hikes. That prospect has some students at the University of Georgia worried.

Teachers Debate Keeping Cursive In Curriculum

State education officials will decide in February whether to keep cursive in the curriculum. The flowing style of handwriting isn't mentioned in a new set of teaching guidelines adopted last year. Some educators doubt that cursive is critical to what students need to know in the 21st Century.

Deal: APS Members Exempt From New Law

Atlanta Public schools is in danger of losing its accreditation because of infighting among its school board members. The state may not be able to intervene as quickly as it would like.

Atlanta School District To Get Accreditation Fate

Atlanta’s public schools will learn its fate Tuesday morning from one of the nation’s top accrediting agencies.

Lawmakers To Review How State Funds Education

The new chief of public schools says the way the state funds education needs to be revisited.

No Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday For Some Schools

Fannin and Gilmer County will hold school on holiday. Officials say they need to make up for nine snow days. Civil rights leaders not happy.

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