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Educators Focus On Medical Mistakes

A study in the current issue of the Journal of Patient Safety looks at people who receive some type of preventable harm when they go to a hospital to receive care. The new study estimates that each year, 210,000 to 440,000 such people are harmed sufficiently that it contributes to their deaths. That's why reducing fatal blunders is a prime goal of medical educators.

High Costs For Student Testing

It will cost more for schools to measure students’ graduation readiness next year. “Whatever we do, there is going to be an increased expense with the assessment,” said Melissa Fincher, the associate superintendent for assessment and accountability at the Georgia Department of Education.

Battle Atlanta Coming To Your Smart Phone

A tour of the Battle of Atlanta will soon be available on the web and for your smart phone. The Emory Center of Digital Scholarship at Emory University is building a multi-media essay about the battle with accompanying maps and images.

Director of UGA Gwinnett Campus Named

University of Georgia officials say Laura Crawley has been named the new director of the University of Georgia's Gwinnett campus.

GA Is Doing Better At Evaluating Teachers

The National School Board Association took a look at teacher evaluations across the country and found Georgia has made great strides in more effectively measuring teacher performance.

Med Students Feel Shutdown's Effects

On the evening of Sept. 30, Palmer Feibelman received an email he didn’t expect. It informed him that he might not be receiving his monthly stipend of $2,122 from the U.S. Navy due to the government shutdown. Feibelman is a first-year medical student at the Georgia Regents University-University of Georgia Medical Partnership in Athens and a recipient in the Health Professions Scholarship Program.

Dalai Lama Encourages Compassion, Education

The Dalai Lama spoke to a crowd of thousands Tuesday at the Gwinnett Arena as part of a visit to Emory University. His Holiness is a Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory and the Buddhist leader of Tibet, who lives in exile in India. His public talk focused on how people can be responsible citizens in the 21st century. The Dalai Lama said contributing to our global society requires education, compassion and conversation.

State Rejects College Ban Lawsuit

The state is calling for the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by undocumented students who are barred from Georgia’s top public colleges.

Head Start Reopens With $10M Pledge

National Head Start Association officials say a donation of up to $10 million from two philanthropists will help keep Head Start programs running during the federal government shutdown. Programs in Georgia that closed last week are among those who will be able to keep running with the money.

School Officials Warn Of 'Knockout' Game

School district officials in western Georgia are asking parents to ensure their children aren't playing a game called the "Knockout Challenge." Pediatricians warn the game poses health risks — including death — to participants.