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GPB News - Education

A Restart for Macon-Bibb Head Start And A Closed School

This is the full version of a conversation that between Mark Davis (Program Director, Head Start, Macon Bibb Economic Opportunity Council) and GPB's Michael Caputo.

Getting A New Charter School Ready In Macon

GPB's MICHAEL CAPUTO

The Struggle To Keep Shuttered Schools Safe and Secure

Mark Wright sounds like a guy in love. "You see this grand old lady up on the hill. its hard to resist her," Wright said, standing in front of the historic but vacant A.L. Miller school complex just west of Mercer University. "I mean, look at it."

What Happens To Shuttered Schools In Bibb County?

Later this month, the Bibb County Board of Education votes on a budget that cuts spending. Key to the belt-tightening is consolidating schools - and that means closing school buildings. Three school buildings in close proximity to each in East Macon illustrate the situation.
Bonzo Reddick

Mercer Med School Aims To Improve Diversity

Mercer University Medical School is hoping to bring in a more diverse student body with the help of Savannah native Dr. Bonzo Reddick. He’ll be heading up diversity efforts at the school’s Savannah campus.

After The Atlanta Cheating Scandal, How Has Public Education Changed?

The biggest public education scandal in history resulted in eleven educators convicted of conspiracy for their connections to district-wide cheating in Atlanta's public schools.

Georgia Board Of Regents Approves Sexual Violence Prevention Plan

Georgia's state university system plans to set specific training requirements for students and staff and create new positions in hopes of preventing sexual violence at its 30 schools.

In Commencement Speech, Columbus Mayor Slams Closure Of Women's College

The keynote speaker at what is likely the last commencement exercise at Sweet Briar College in Virginia has criticized the closing of the 114-year-old women's school. Columbus, Mayor Teresa Tomlinson is a 1987 graduate of Sweet Briar.

Get Yourself 3d Printed

Jeremy Barker teaches 3d printing to engineering students. He also has a sideline business printing scale models of actual humans. Baby bumps, super hero costumes, your kids, even your boss....it's all fair game for little, 3d printed statues.

Investigating Georgia's Non-Traditional Schools

TNT Academy in Stone Mountain was thrust into the national spotlight this week because of racially-charged remarks its principal made at the school’s graduation ceremony.

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