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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.

GBI Agents Question Teachers

About 50 GBI Agents started questioning teachers and administrators at Atlanta Public schools today. The probe is part of an ongoing state investigation of possible cheating on CRCT tests last year.

Lawmakers Consider Seatbelts on School Buses

Georgia lawmakers may consider requiring school buses to come equipped with seat belts in the wake of a bus crash in Carroll County that killed a 17-year-old student.

Dalai Lama Visits Emory

The Dalai Lama will hold a series of events at Emory University this week on meditation, spirituality, and the arts.

Engineering At UGA Needs Study

The University of Georgia may need to convince lawmakers that it’s the best place for expanding engineering programs in the State. Governor Perdue convinced the Board of Regents to delay a vote on UGA’s engineering proposal.

African-American Soldiers Honored

A marker now commemorates the only site in Georgia where African-American soldiers fought during the Civil War. On October 13, 1864, 800 black Federal troops were poised to defend Fort Hill in Dalton from 40,000 advancing Confederates. Heavily outnumbered, they surrendered with tragic results. Southern troops executed many of them, and re-enslaved others.

Regents Restrict Undocumented Students

The state Board of Regents voted Wednesady to approve new policies regarding illegal immigrant applicants to Georgia colleges and universities. The regents took up the issue at their meeting Wednesday. The new policy prohibits the schools from accepting illegal immigrant applicants if the school has rejected any academically qualified students in the two most recent academic years.

Top Court Considers Charter Schools

Georgia's Supreme Court will hear challenges to the state's charter school law Tuesday. Seven public school districts are hoping to convince the Georgia Supreme Court that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob was wrong to rule in May that the Georgia Charter Schools Commission is constitutional and is not breaking any laws.

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