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Schools Boost Security For CRCT

Some Georgia schools have added security measures for a high-stakes test this month. Students statewide are taking the Criterion Referenced Competency Test. The state is sending test monitors into schools previously suspected in cheating scandals. Atlanta schools have the most serious charges and security.

Private Colleges Raise Tuition

Public colleges and universities likely to raise tuition. Private schools already announce tuition hikes between 3-5 percent. Student loan depbt outpacing credit card debt for first time.

Regents Set Tuition Tuesday

The chancellor of the University System of Georgia has warned of tuition hikes because of shrinking state funding for universities and growing enrollment. The Board of Regents will decide next year's tuition rates at its Tuesday meeting.

Stakes Rise For School Boards

A bill that would let the governor suspend school board members of systems currently in danger of losing accreditation awaits Governor Deal’s signature. The measure’s supporters say its main intent is to put pressure on the members of Atlanta Public Schools.

Feds Boost College Nuke Programs

A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will foster nuclear studies at five Augusta-area colleges. The award comes with a rise in demand for nuclear workers.

HIV Tests At Georgia Black Colleges

HIV infection is growing most rapidly in the south, which is why the Black AIDS Institute and the state Department of Community Health are offering free HIV tests at five of Georgia’s historically black colleges and universities this week.

State To End Graduation Test

The state Board of Education on Wednesday approved phasing out the state graduation test.

Teachers Seek Higher Ga. Pay

Every day hundreds of teachers from southeastern Tennessee commute to Georgia for jobs in the public school system. Higher pay is one reason they are likely making the drive.

Ga. Tech Rethinks Savannah Campus

Georgia Tech is considering scrapping its undergraduate degree programs in Savannah. Officials with the Atlanta-based science and technology institute say, they're rethinking the school's entire coastal mission. Tech started offering undergraduate programs in Savannah 12 years ago.

Many Georgians 'Excited' By Civil War

150 years ago Tuesday, Georgians woke up to news that southern troops had fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The American Civil War was underway.

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