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Bus Trip Features Seven Ga. Public Schools

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education has started its annual bus trip across the state showcasing seven high-performing public schools.

High School Grad Rate Tops 80 Percent

Georgia's high school graduation rate has increased dramatically since 2003. Governor Perdue and State School Superintendent Brad Bryant announced the results on Tuesday.

School Bus Seat Belts Too Costly

A 3 year study of seat belts on school buses found that it’s not the most cost effective way to prevent fatalities. The report released in Alabama Monday will be studied by Georgia lawmakers. The study was commissioned by Alabama Governor Bob Riley after 4 students died in a crash in Huntsville in 2006.

Costs Rise At UGA Lab

The University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine will spend more than 2 million dollars to get a high tech research lab up to federal code. The cost comes after a string of setbacks and overruns for the facility.

School Bus Seat Belts Under Review

Some state lawmakers have discussed possible legislation about seat belts in school buses after the death of a 17 year old student this month.

Dean Kamen Explores Invention

The creator of the Segway and founder of the student robotic challenge is building excitement for invention in another way.

Mercer U gets $1M Grant for Student Services

The money will help support students from low-income households among others.

Power Struggle Hurts Atlanta Schools

A power struggle on the Atlanta School Board is getting the attention of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It accredits high schools. SACS Director Mark Elgart attended a school board meeting in Atlanta this week. He says a 4 to 5 power split on the board is deepening.

Dalai Lama Holds 'Office Hours' with Emory

The exiled spiritual leader is holding events with researchers, students, faculty and staff members.

Gwinnett Schools Win Prestigious Prize

The school district has snagged the $1M award which includes scholarship money for those in need.