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Starved For Words? Program Uses Talking To Nourish Kids' Brains

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, they can’t make good progress. And Georgia is losing too many before the age 3 when it comes to verbal proficiency.

New Morehouse President Aims For 'Stronger' College, More Successful Young Black Men

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 historically black college that results in a rejuvenated approach to producing the “Morehouse man.”

Georgia Scores An 'A' On Civil Rights Education; Many States 'Woefully Inadequate'

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 movement. The Southern Poverty Law Center looked at what students are expected to know about the movement and how schools teach the subject to students in grades K through 12.

Former Bibb School Superintendent Dallemand Spent $26 Million Without Approval

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.

Wesleyan College Blesses Ground For Chapel 85 Years In The Making

The Methodist-affiliated women's college moved to its current location on Forsyth Road in 1928. A chapel was part of the original campus plans until the Great Depression intervened.

It's Almost Time For Georgia Eighth Graders To Choose A Career Path

The time is drawing near for Georgia 8th graders to choose a career path. They have to make a decision by the end of the school year under the state's new Career Pathways mandate. But in many districts like Savannah-Chatham, deadlines are arriving even sooner.

Students At Mercer University Test The Campus Racial Climate

As Mercer University continues to celebrate 50 years of integration, students are taking their campus’s temperature on race. Emily Wilson is among a group of sociology students who surveyed 360 of their peers. “I personally was a little surprised by the overall response, in that for the most part students really did seem to perceive a positive racial climate,” she said. “I think I may have expected to see a little more controversy than we did.” However, Wilson says there were some students who thought there should be more diversity on campus. Currently the student body is just over 58 percent white, 23 percent black and Hispanic.

University System of Georgia Considers Statewide Tobacco Ban

The Board of Regents is considering a 100% smoke-free policy for all public colleges and universities in Georgia. Right now, schools decide their own tobacco policies. If the Regents approve the ban next month, it would go into effect in July. A total ban means no smoking, even at sporting events and in dorms and cars.

New Middle Georgia State College President: It's Time To Become A University

Christopher Blake is the first permanent head of the newly consolidated institution that combines the former Middle George College with Macon State College.

Winter Weather Shouldn’t Impact Summer Break

Many students across the state were supposed to be back in the classroom Monday, but instead, they spent their first scheduled school day after winter break at home. Dozens of school systems have canceled classes for Monday and Tuesday because of the frigid temperatures.

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