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 Georgia Conservancy clean up the island.
 
The Senate Higher Education Committee Friday approved an overhaul of the HOPE scholarship that will make cuts to the awards many Georgia college students receive. The panel voted 5-2 along party lines. Democrats said the bill was being railroaded...
Today, the Senate passed a bill that would allow students to participate in extracurricular activities at other local public schools.
More than a hundred students marched from Georgia State University to the state capitol steps in downtown Atlanta to protest changes to the HOPE scholarship program. Meanwhile, senate Democrats propose their own fix.
House members are now on the floor debating the governor’s plan to keep the HOPE scholarship program from going broke. Some changes were made to the plan this morning.
Albany Representative Ed Rynders introduced a proposed constitutional amendment late last week to limit tuition increases at Georgia universities to the rate of inflation. He said it will help keep college affordable, especially for students who...
State auditors are questioning whether taxpayers are getting their money’s worth from a grant to private college students. Supporters are insisting the grants save the state money.
State education officials want to give local districts more control over math curriculum. Many students failing integrated math. Schools concerned about AYP and graduation rates.
Georgia's history curriculum is among the best in the nation, according to a national education group. Noel Brown reports the state earned a "B" for its standards while most others got failing grades.
Childhood obesity is a persistent problem in Georgia. It has the second highest rate of the disease in the nation. Nearly one in three children here is considered to be overweight. One elementary in Atlanta is making strides to head of the obesity...
Grant provides netbook computers for 9th and 10th graders. Students doing most of work online. State education officials will monitor success.