Candidates for school board president debated how to close gaps between schools and make the best use of funding at a forum hosted by the Downtown Neighborhood Association Wednesday evening. Four of the five candidates for president of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System board attended the meeting. Sadie Brown, Jolene Byrne, Chester Ellis, and George Seaborough laid out their qualifications and their plans for improving the school system to the meeting of downtown residents. David Simons was unable to attend. The forum came just under a month ahead of the May 20 election.
 
This spring, hundreds of college students descended on Georgia’s Cumberland Island during their break- but they weren’t there to party. Garbage bags in tow, students from the southeast, as well as Trinidad and Japan, hit Cumberland’s beaches to help...
The results come from a new school-grading system that replaces No Child Left Behind measurements, called the College and Career Ready Performance Index or CCRPI. State Superintendent John Barge says a more-rigorous Algebra test is one reason high...
Earl Colvin, executive director of the Cannonball House, gave me the short version of his driving tour of Macon's Civil War sites. While some of the landmarks he points out are well known, others are seldom seen, but right under our noses.
The state university in Savannah is dropping the word "Atlantic" from its name beginning in July.
Georgia’s Board of Regents voted Tuesday afternoon to raise tuition at the state’s public colleges. Starting in the fall, students at most schools will pay 2.5 percent more each semester. That’s between $32 and $85, depending on the school....
This month marks the 150th anniversary of General William Tecumseh Sherman’s first foray into Georgia. And this week GPB, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, is premiering the first of a weekly series that will bring to life Sherman’s...
A chasm exists in language learning. It involves the cumulative total of words that babies and toddlers hear — and even more importantly, the words they don’t hear. It’s called the “30 million word gap.” If children don’t have good language skills,...
Morehouse College is joining a renewed national effort to educate and support young, African-American men. Dr. John Silvanus Wilson said recently that won’t mean rolling out a specific new program, but it will include a variety of adjustments at the...
The Southern Poverty Law Center says education about the civil rights movement remains woefully inadequate in a majority of states. But a study released today found Georgia is one of only three states to get an “A” in teaching students about the...
Romain Dallemand repeatedly violated school board policy by ordering more than $26 million in technology equipment and services without required, prior approval from the board, according to a 2013 audit of the school system.