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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.

Deal Benefits Future Engineers

Students attending 19 of Georgia’s technical colleges will soon find it easier to jump to a four-year university. It's thanks to a new partnership between the state’s tech schools and Southern Polytechnic State University.

GED Test Goes Electronic

Georgia is in a first group of states to begin offering the high school equivalency test -- known as the GED -- on computer. The rollout begins this summer. It’s not an online test, but simply the paper version on computer. Test-takers must still go to a certified location, such as a technical college campus.

Study: Third Grade Is Key To Later Life

A new study shows, students are four-times more likely to drop out of high school if they didn't learn to read on level by the third grade. The Annie-E Casey Foundation published the report. It found one-in-six children won't finish high school if they haven't mastered reading by the third grade.

Audit: Double Dipping Doesn’t Cost More

Georgia allows retired teachers to return to work to so that classrooms are never short of educators. But allowing retirees to teach doesn’t cost extra, because the state still has to pay someone to do the job, according to a state audit. Although demand for teachers is down because of the recession, the state still has shortages in math, science, special education and foreign languages teachers.

Dem. Leaders Push HOPE Revision

A group of state Democrats says it has a plan to fully fund HOPE scholarship students returning this fall. But that proposal is getting a frosty reception from the Governor’s office.

Virtual Schools Registering Students

This year 8-thousand young adults will have completed the school year online. Numbers expected to grow. Lawmakers approved virtual schools in 2008.

Ga. Supreme Court Delays Charter Ruling

Georgia Supreme Court Justices are putting off a decision in one of their most high-profile cases. Court-watchers say the delay in the charter school commission case is highly unusual but doesn't hint as to how the court will decide. The case will settle the hot question of who has final authority to approve charter schools in Georgia.

DOD Taps KSU For Brain Injury Study

A Kennesaw Sate University professor has won a generous $2.4 million grant from the Department of Defense. Dr. Svetlana Dambinova is developing a blood test to diagnose concussions and mild traumatic brain injury. Thousands of American military personnel suffer heads injuries each year. But it’s also a problem among the general population.

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