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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.

Hearing The Music In Macon’s Schools

The fourth graders at Vineville Academy are funneling into the library. Instruments sit at one side of the room, and the kids are whispering in curiosity. Today they are learning about music.

The Delicate Charter School Transition

The way that the state of Georgia calculates charter school enrollment, it would initially appear as though it has exploded. Georgia Department of Education information shows that it has doubled in the last three school years. 

APS Defendants Get Less Jail Time As Judge Says 'Adios'

A judge has sharply reduced the sentences for three former Atlanta Public Schools educators who received the harshest prison terms in the city's standardized test cheating trial.

What Can #NOLASCHOOLS Teach Us?

What if you had to start your school system over almost from scratch? What if most of the buildings were unusable, and most of the teachers had left or been fired? Is that a nightmare, or your dream come true?

Convicted Atlanta Teachers Say They'll Prove Innocence

Eight former Atlanta Public School educators convicted of changing answers on state tests say they will prove their innocence. The eight were sentenced to prison time this week after refusing to accept plea deals admitting guilt.

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