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Georgia Tech Expands In France

A new resource center for industry and academic research laboratories will be built.

Charter Schools in Legal Limbo

Local school boards do have total control over how to spend local tax dollars. If they don’t want a charter school, they don’t fund it.

Dropout Factories Decline In Georgia

A new report says number of so-called dropout factories went down between 2002 and 2008. Education officials says graduation coaches key to success. Coaches cut by some districts.

'C' Grade For Charter School Law

A group that supports charter schools has given Georgia’s charter school law a C. They say it’s because the law is too weak.

Emory University To Host 600 Panels Of AIDS Quilt

The college will show the largest collegiate display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the world in tribute to World AIDS Day on Wednesday.

Help For Targeted Teachers

Investigations continue into possible wrongdoing on CRCT tests by some Atlanta and Dougherty County teachers. The state’s largest teachers group wants to make sure there's help for any of its member-educators affected by the probe.

Atlanta Schools Again Under Harsh Spotlight

The state might have to step in if the Atlanta School Board is not able to find common ground. A judge will hear arguments today by members of the boad who have split into two factions.

Marker Explains Failed Slave Revolt

The Georgia Historical Society Monday installed a new Civil War marker in the southwest Georgia town of Quitman. The plaque commemorates a failed slave revolt in the town near the Florida border. Three slaves and their white ringleader named John Vickery were hanged in Brooks County in August 1864. Authorities had discovered their plot to murder the town’s landowners and flee to Florida, with its promise of food depots and occupying Federal troops.

Atlanta Schools Superintendent Leaving in June

Dr. Beverly Hall is stepping down after her contract expires next year.

Mercer University Brings Back Football

After 70 years football is returning to Mercer University in Macon. Board of Trustees voted unanimously to hire a coach and build a stadium. Play set to begin in 2013.

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