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Religious Discrimination Case Hits Roadblock

A judge has granted a request by Augusta State University to stop some court proceedings in the case of a student suing the school over alleged religious discrimination. It could be a sign that the case will be thrown out.

Schools Working To Increase Parental Involvement

Research indicates that when parents get involved in a child's education, academic achievement improves. That may explain why one prosecutor suggests parents should serve jail time for missing parent teacher meetings. "Talk of the Nation's" Jennifer Ludden's discusses this issue.

Georgia Teachers Win Prestigious Teaching Award

Two teachers have won the Milken Educator Awards.

Atlanta School Board Running Out of Time

The Atlanta School Board is holding another meeting tonight to end the strife that may cause state intervention.

School System Rejects Federal Money

Jones County will not go forward with 'Race to the Top' grant. School officials say it comes with too many strings attached. Superintendent says paying teachers for student performance goes against their philosophy.

Brunswick Plans Night School For Dropouts

School officials in coastal Brunswick are experimenting with a new kind of high school -- a night school for dropouts. If enough former students enroll, the school will let dropouts under-21 earn diplomas during the evening, from 4-10pm. School officials say, the aim is to educate dropouts who now might have some kind of employment or other daily tasks.

Extension Offices Seeing Changes

UGA Cooperative Extension offices have lost 23-percent of funding. Offices will see changes. New model based on 'tiers of service'.

Atlanta Schools Could Lose Accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools may strip Atlanta Public Schools of its accreditation. This could put the 50,000-student district in danger of losing private grants and could keep students from gaining admission and winning scholarships at some colleges.

Regents Working To Raise Grad Rates

The Board of Regents wants to improve graduation rates at Georgia’s 35 public colleges and universities. The board is asking college presidents to stretch resources in order to get the job done.

US Warns Schools They May Be Liable When Bullying is Ignored

The Department of Education reminds schools that if they fail to address bullying, they could be in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws.

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