A Georgia law that cleared the way for a surge in new charter schools was struck down by the state's top court in a high-profile decision that will affect thousands of students and could reshape how the state's public school system is funded.
The University System of Georgia is expanding the state’s nursing programs.
The Board of Regents Tuesday approved a measure that will allow Darton College in Albany, and Georgia Highlands College in Rome, to offer four-year programs in nursing.
Families in many Georgia schools will pay a bit more for school lunches beginning next school year. New federal regulations are forcing school districts across the state to raise school lunch prices by between a nickel and a quarter.
The Georgia Board of Education will consider a request by local school systems for waivers on making up school days lost because of tornadoes that struck the state last week.
The state board will consider the requests Friday afternoon.
Forty college students, including two from Georgia, are retracing a seminal Civil Rights-era journey. Fifty years divides the two trips, but the students will depart from Washington, D.C., just as the original Freedom Riders did in 1961.