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Web Project Highlights Savannah's History of Slavery

A new project on the City of Savannah's website is shedding light on a little-known corner of slavery's history here: the work slaves did for the city itself. The city's Research Library and Municipal Archives today will unveil the Municipal Slavery Research Project. It's an online tool chronicling the City of Savannah's use of enslaved labor from 1790 through the end of the Civil War.

Georgia Students Honored As Gates Scholars

This year, 89 Georgia high school students are recipients of The Gates Millenium Scholars Program providing them with a full-ride education. Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda established the program in 1999. An online site that tracks such things says Gates’ net worth is comfortably north of $70 billion. These students are chosen from minority groups. With the help of nominators, each must write rigorous essays about the hardships they’ve faced and how he or she plans to give back to their community in the future.

Third Graders Learn About Tourism Jobs

A presentation by the Tourism Leadership Council taught third graders at Haven Elementary about the basics of working in tourism and hospitality.

Georgia Works To Preserve 'Equalization Schools' Designed To Make Segregation More Palatable

As the nation marks the 60th anniversary Brown vs. Board of Education Saturday, one woman is on a mission to save a relic of that era.

Brown Vs. Board Of Education Ruling Changed School For Rural Whites As Well As African Americans

60 years after the Supreme Court ordered schools to desegregate, it's worth remembering that the decision changed school for more than just black students, according to Cindi Chance, Dean of the College of Education at Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

Charter School Wait Lists Growing Longer In Georgia

Waiting lists for charter schools like the new one in Macon are longer than expected.

Despite Ethics Complaints, David Simons Out-Raises Opponents In Chatham County Schools Race

Savannah Morning News Reporter Jenel Few looks at campaign fund-raising by the five candidates for school board president. She says the top fund-raiser is getting a large share of his support from contractors with ties to the school district.

Bringing The Arts To The Neighborhood With The Atlanta Music Project

Marching band. Orchestra. Choir. There are plenty of schools in the state with music programs right on their campuses. But what about schools that don’t have music education programs? Or students who can’t afford private lessons or fees for band field trips. That’s where the Atlanta Music Project comes in.

Savannah-Chatham County School Board Fails To Pass 2014-15 Bell Times

The school board voted down proposed school start and end times for the 2014-15 school year, leaving the schedule still undefined.

GSU Students Gain Access To GPB In New Partnership

For the first time in Georgia Public Broadcasting’s 54-year history, the station will enter the Atlanta radio market. GPB will make its debut on Atlanta airways this June through a programming partnership with Georgia State University station, WRAS 88.5. Teya Ryan, GPB’s President and CEO, made the announcement Tuesday morning during an all-staff meeting. ‘We are very proud to be in partnership with GSU,” said Ryan. GPB will offer its news and talk public radio programming from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

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