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Regents Set Tuition Tuesday

Tuition at Georgia's universities is on the agenda for Tuesday's Board of Regents meeting.

Stakes Rise For School Boards

A bill that would let the governor suspend school board members of systems currently in danger of losing accreditation awaits Governor Deal’s signature. The measure’s supporters say its main intent is to put pressure on the members of Atlanta Public Schools.

Feds Boost College Nuke Programs

A recent government study says two nuclear facilities near Augusta -- Plant Vogtle and the Savannah River Site -- will need nearly 10,000 n

HIV Tests At Georgia Black Colleges

African Americans account for more than three-quarters of new HIV cases in Georgia. That is more than the nation overall, where nearly 50 percent of newly diagnosed patients are black.

State To End Graduation Test

The state Board of Education on Wednesday approved phasing out the state graduation test. The change means students entering high school this fall won’t have to take the test to graduate.

Teachers Seek Higher Ga. Pay

Georgia's public schools are attracting hundreds of teachers who commute from nearby Tennessee. Records show, about 16 percent of teachers in the 11 Georgia counties nearest Chattanooga -- live in the neighboring state.

Ga. Tech Rethinks Savannah Campus

Officials from the Georgia Institute of Technology plan to visit the school's Savannah campus this week. Their goal is to reassure students and faculty that the science and technology institute is still committed to Georgia's coast.

Many Georgians 'Excited' By Civil War

150 years ago Tuesday, Georgians woke up to news that southern troops had fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The American Civil War was underway.

Deal Benefits Future Engineers

The deal between Marietta-based Southern Poly and the Technical College System of Georgia streamlines the credit transfer process for engineering technology students.

GED Test Goes Electronic

Georgia is in a first group of states to begin offering the high school equivalency test -- known as the GED -- on computer. The rollout begins this summer.

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