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.
A presentation by the Tourism Leadership Council taught third graders at Haven Elementary about the basics of working in tourism and hospitality.
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.
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.
Waiting lists for charter schools like the new one in Macon are longer than expected.
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.
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.
The school board voted down proposed school start and end times for the 2014-15 school year, leaving the schedule still undefined.
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.
On the surface, Haegan Altizer is a poster child for going to college. For a senior at the prestigious Decatur High, who had good grades and went to advanced classes, you would think college is a no-brainer. Especially if 90 percent of his classmates plan to go to college, and if both of his parents work in education. But Altizer’s attitude about college is surprising: he is putting it on the back burner.