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Students Screen Homeless For Mental Illness

Georgia is in the process of reforming its mental health system after a federal lawsuit challenged poor conditions in state psychiatric hospitals. But students from the Medical College of Georgia are hoping to bring about changes at the street level by helping homeless people deal with mental illness before ending up in a state hospital.

UGA Gets $2M Federal Grant

The University of Georgia has received a $2 million grant to work on designing a new computer that can more rapidly solve problems in such fields as cryptography, mathematics and physics.

Bad Weather Shuts Some North Ga. Schools

Some north Georgia schools are closed as a result of a cold spell persisting across the state.

Poll: Most Want Bad Teachers Fired

An overwhelming majority of Americans are frustrated that it's too difficult to get rid of bad teachers, while most also believe that teachers aren't paid enough, a new poll shows.

Audit Blasts Special Ed Program

A state audit has found there is little evidence that a program costing the state millions of dollars is helping Georgia's most emotionally disturbed students.

Fort Valley Receives Bio Fuel Grant

Fort Valley State University got a $1 million bio fuel research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The five-year grant will look at six crops including a type of sugar cane and several grass varieties.

Students Prepare to Protest

Students at several public universities are planning their response to possible HOPE Scholarship cuts. This comes after Governor-elect Deal hinted that changes in fee and book allowances may be needed to sustain HOPE.

Bill Targets Healthy School Lunches

A new law signed by President Obama Monday hopes to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. The $4.5 billion effort takes aim at school lunch programs in Georgia and around the nation.

Accreditors Visit Atlanta Schools

Officials from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools are visiting the 50,000-student district Thursday and Friday.

Poll: Education Backed, But Not New School Taxes

Eighty-eight percent say a country's education system has a major effect on its economic health.