Earl Colvin, executive director of the Cannonball House, gave me the short version of his driving tour of Macon's Civil War sites. While some of the landmarks he points out are well known, others are seldom seen, but right under our noses.
 
The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor both say if elected, they’d make education a top priority. Both Nathan Deal and Roy Barnes spoke to a teachers’ group this week.
The University of Georgia says, it attracted more research funding in the fiscal year that ended in June than it's ever attracted before. The record-breaking amount, $176 million, was bolstered by $24 million in federal stimulus money that...
The Board of Regents voted to allow the Medical College of Georgia to change its name. Officials say the new name is a better fit for the state’s only public medical school.
The governing body for the state’s 35 colleges and universities is doing a tour of a handful of institutions this week. Tuesday the Board of Regents were spread across north Georgia.
Georgia high school students fared worse on the SAT college-entrance exam for the fourth year in a row. The state's average score on the test was 1,453, a seven-point drop from last year and a 24-point drop from 2006, when scores began to...
Georgia’s public high schools could receive grades under a plan being considered by the state Board of Education. Currently the only measure of a school’s performance is the federal Annual Yearly Progress test, also known as AYP.
The State Board of Education Thursday adopted the nation’s first standards and ethics policies for local school boards. The Local School Board Governance Standards and Model Ethics Policy is a result of Senate Bill 84 passed earlier this year. It...
On Tuesday Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal released his education platform. The move comes after Democratic opponent Roy Barnes last week promised salary increases for teachers, smaller class sizes and a ban on furloughs.
House Bill 229 will require kids to take a fitness test. Some schools implementing requirements early. Goal is to help rising childhood obesity rates in Georgia.
Public schools now know how much federal money they will be getting from a bill passed earlier this month to save teacher jobs. Some systems will use it to prop up next year’s budget when stimulus funds run out.