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Public Broadcasters Tackle School Dropout

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and America's Promise Alliance on a new effort to combat the nation's high school dropout rate.

Skeptics Warn of Obesity Stigma

The images are striking: Overweight boys and girls staring somberly from billboards and online videos, real-life embodiments of the blunt messages alongside. "Chubby kids may not outlive their parents," for example. Or: "Big bones didn't make me this way. Big meals did."

HOPE Cuts Cause Summer School Rush

A change in Georgia's HOPE scholarship is sending some students to an unexpected summer semester of school. Facing budget cuts, state lawmakers made the scholarship cover 90% of tuition, instead of the full amount. And it won't pay fees.

Math Help For Struggling Juniors

Students who failed the math portion of this year’s high school graduation test can get extra help this summer through a free program to be offered by the state.

Valdosta State President Leaving Job

Valdosta State University President Patrick Schloss has announced that he will leave the south Georgia school for another position with the state university system.

Deal Meets With Atlanta School Board

Gov. Nathan Deal will hold a private meeting Tuesday morning with the Atlanta school board, city schools Superintendent Beverly Hall and Mayor Kasim Reed to receive a briefing about the board's progress toward regaining full accreditation for Atlanta Public Schools.

Ousted President Says He Differed With Regents

Savannah State University President Earl G. Yarbrough said administrative differences with the Georgia Board of Regents led to his unexpected departure.

Regents Name Huckaby Chancellor Finalist

The Georgia Board of Regents has announced that a retired University of Georgia administrator is the finalist to become the new chancellor of the University System of Georgia.

UGA Awards Euna Lee and Laura Ling

The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has awarded its McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage to Euna Lee and Laura Ling. The women won the honor for not revealing their sources while imprisoned in North Korea.

Regents Want More Medical Residencies

Georgia’s University System wants more doctors to complete their residencies in the state. Meeting this week, a Board of Regents committee said the state needs to entice more hospitals to offer residency training for newly graduated doctors.

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