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Freedom Rides Again

Forty college students, including two from Georgia, are retracing a seminal Civil Rights-era journey. Fifty years divides the two trips, but the students will depart from Washington, D.C., just as the original Freedom Riders did in 1961. As the students prepare for the bus trip, they are learning how much the Freedom Rides changed life in America.

Race to the Top Begins Slowly

Eight months after Georgia won $400 million in federal education grants, the state is just beginning to spend its funds.

Bibb County Students Eating Local

Bibb County Schools starting Farm to School program. Macon one of eight places in Georgia participating. More schools signing on all the time.

Public Broadcasters Tackle School Dropout

Through a new program dubbed the American Graduate initiative, public broadcasters will reach out to students in middle school to prevent school dropouts.

Skeptics Warn of Obesity Stigma

An ad campaign featuring overweight children has outraged activists and academics, who fear it will cause greater stigma for an already bullied group

HOPE Cuts Cause Summer School Rush

A change in Georgia's HOPE scholarship is sending some students to an unexpected summer semester of school. Facing budget cuts, state lawmakers made the scholarship cover 90-percent of tuition, instead of the full amount. And it won't pay fees. But the changes start in the fall.

Math Help For Struggling Juniors

Students who failed the math portion of this year’s high school graduation test can get extra help this summer through a free program to be offered by the state.

Valdosta State President Leaving Job

Valdosta State University President Patrick Schloss has announced that he will leave the south Georgia school for another position with the state university system.

Deal Meets With Atlanta School Board

Gov. Nathan Deal will hold a private meeting Tuesday morning with the Atlanta school board, city schools Superintendent Beverly Hall and Mayor Kasim Reed to receive a briefing about the board's progress toward regaining full accreditation for Atlanta Public Schools.

Ousted President Says He Differed With Regents

Savannah State University President Earl G. Yarbrough said administrative differences with the Georgia Board of Regents led to his unexpected departure. The regents voted Tuesday not to renew Yarbrough's contract. He has been president of the historically black public university since 2007.

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