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Georgia Milestones: Educators To Review New Test Plan Soon

Some teachers from across Georgia could get a sneak peek at the new Georgia Milestones Assessments Test as soon as this month. Georgia Milestones will replace the CRCTs and End-of-Course Assessments for students.

Learning The Music Biz At The Otis Redding Camp

It can be a long road for a young musician from writing a song in their bedroom to a career as a songwriter.

End Of Year Exams Show Georgia High School Students Still Struggle With Math

Georgia’s high school students saw improvement in statewide end of course tests, but they are still struggling with math.

Baby’s First Words, More Than Just Babble

Babies learn to talk following an intricate biological progression. It may sound like babble, but those noises babies make represent distinct milestones along the road to talking. And the absence of sounds can be cause for concern.

Georgia’s Gun Law Goes Into Effect Soon And School Districts Aren’t Jumping At The Changes

At midnight Monday Georgia's new gun law is set to take effect.

Georgia Eighth Graders Improve Scores On CRCT

The percentage of Georgia’s eighth graders exceeding standards in the CRCT tests increased this year, according to results released Thursday. Results for third through seventh graders were mixed.

Web Project Highlights Savannah's History of Slavery

A new project on the City of Savannah's website is shedding light on a little-known corner of slavery's history here: the work slaves did for the city itself.

Georgia Students Honored As Gates Scholars

This year, 89 Georgia high school students are recipients of The Gates Millenium Scholars Program, providing them with a full-ride education.

Third Graders Learn About Tourism Jobs

For the first time this year, Savannah-Chatham public schools are implementing a state-mandated program that exposes students to possible careers as early as Kindergarten. At Haven Elementary School last week, third graders learned about careers in one of Savannah’s biggest industries.

Georgia Works To Preserve 'Equalization Schools' Designed To Make Segregation More Palatable

As the nation marks the 60th anniversary Brown vs. Board of Education Saturday, one woman is on a mission to save a relic of that era.