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State Lawmakers To Meet Over Charter Schools

Lawmakers are looking for fixes to keep the state commissioned charter schools open. The schools face closure after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled they were unconstitutional. State leaders are brainstorming over how to keep the schools funded.

Savannah Principal Outlines Turnaround

A Savannah school principal is telling parents how administrators plan to turnaround one of Georgia's worst public schools. State officials had threatened to shut down Groves High School unless the local district made big changes.

GHSU President Inaugurated

Dr. Ricardo Azziz was inaugurated as the 8th president of Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta today.

Protesters Decry Charter School Decision

Hundreds of charter school teachers, students and supporters rallied on the steps of the Capitol today to protest the state Supreme Court’s rejection of the state’s power to open the schools.

Charter Schools Law Overturned

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.

Charter Schools Await High Court Decision

The Georgia Supreme Court will finally rule on whether the state has the right to approve charter schools in Georgia. The court will release the opinion Monday.

Colleges Form Engineering Consortium

A group of public and private colleges in Georgia has formed a consortium to promote and improve engineering education in the state.

More Students Fail Math Graduation Exam

More Georgia high school juniors failed the math section of their graduation exam.

State Expands Nursing Education

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.

Regents OK New UGA Foundation

The state Board of Regents has approved the merger of two private foundations benefiting the University of Georgia.