Some of the state's -- and the nation's -- top thinkers in education and innovation were in Atlanta Monday to discuss ways the city and the state can improve schools, keep top talent and prepare for the future. The occasion was the inaugural Colab Summit.
State officials say they're cracking down on child care centers that have been issued safety violations. Department of Early Care and Learning Bobby Cagle said inspectors are taking an especially close look at child care centers that have been cited for transportation issues, including failing to check that children have gotten off of buses and vans.
This is the first year that incoming ninth graders across Georgia will have to choose a career pathway. The state hopes the program will help reduce a dismal high school graduation rate.
Tybee Island has its first public school in 25 years. The Tybee Island Maritime Academy is changing the image of this beachfront community. It's attracting students from around the country and around the block.
Organizers of Georgia’s first-ever Farm to Preschool Summit Friday and Saturday hope to help educators bring local fruits and vegetables into the classroom – as subject matter and nourishment. The summit will gather 200 people from across Georgia to learn the best ways to incorporate more local produce into lesson plans and meals for preschoolers.
Some students who get in trouble in an east Georgia school system will be doing community service projects instead of being suspended. Richmond County's school board approved the program this week. It gives principals the option of assigning community service projects to students instead of short-term suspension for discipline issues.
The Georgia Board of Regents has signed off on a $1.93 billion budget request for fiscal year 2015, which represents a 2.6 percent increase over the year before. The request was adopted Wednesday by the board and now heads to the governor's office for consideration.
Kennesaw State University officials say they're preparing for a visit from the president of a nation in western Africa. School officials say President of the Republic of Ghana, John Mahama, is scheduled to visit the school Sept. 30 to mark the end of the university's yearlong study of the country.
If you saw a fireball in the sky Monday night you aren’t alone. David Dundee, an astronomer at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville says a meteor about the size of a baseball fell over Woodstock, Alabama around 9:18pm