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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.

Regents Name Huckaby Chancellor Finalist

The Georgia Board of Regents has announced that a retired University of Georgia administrator is the finalist to become the new chancellor of the University System of Georgia.

UGA Awards Euna Lee and Laura Ling

North Korean soldiers arrested the journalists in March 2009 while they were researching human sex trafficking of North Korean women in China.

Regents Want More Medical Residencies

Meeting this week, a Board of Regents committee said the state needs to entice more hospitals to offer residency training for newly graduated doctors. Right now, the state does not have enough slots in its medical residency programs for students completing medical school. So hundreds of would-be doctors have to go outside Georgia to get the training they need. And then they’re much less likely to come back and practice in Georgia, where there is already a shortage of doctors.

Savannah State Gets Interim President

A University of Georgia administrator has been named the interim president at Savannah State University.

GBI Focusing On Atlanta Test Cheating

Several Georgia school systems face scrutiny for possible cheating on the Criterion Referenced Competency Test. Students in first through eighth grades take the test to gauge their learning levels.

Deal Signs School Board Bill

Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday that will allow him to remove board members of school systems that are in danger of losing accreditation. He's preparing to act on the bill if the Atlanta Public Schools do not regain full accreditation by July 1.

School Districts Face Budget Challenges

Local school districts are in the midst of crafting their budgets for the next calendar year in the fall. But whether districts can avoid more teacher furloughs may depend on how much federal money they were able to save from last year.

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