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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.

Savannah State Gets Interim President

A University of Georgia administrator has been named the interim president at Savannah State University.

GBI Focusing On Atlanta Test Cheating

Several Georgia school systems face scrutiny for possible cheating on the Criterion Referenced Competency Test. But the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently only looking into laws broken in the Atlanta Public School system.

Deal Signs School Board Bill

Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday that will allow him to remove board members of school systems that are in danger of losing accreditation. He's preparing to act on the bill if the Atlanta Public Schools do not regain full accreditation by July 1.

School Districts Face Budget Challenges

Local school districts are in the midst of crafting their budgets for the next calendar year in the fall. But whether districts can avoid more teacher furloughs may depend on how much federal money they were able to save from last year.

State College Tuition Going Up

Georgia college students will have to pay up to $450 more per semester in tuition and fees starting this fall.

Deal Appoints Donor To Board

Gov. Nathan Deal has named another major donor to the Georgia Board of Regents. Deal announced Monday that Neil Pruitt Jr., CEO of Atlanta-based health care company UHS-Pruitt Corp., will join the 18-member board. The board oversees the state's 35 public colleges and universities.

Schools Boost Security For CRCT

Some Georgia schools are beefing up their security for high-stakes testing. The measures for the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests follow suspected cheating incidents. Scandals have hit school systems across the state in recent years.

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