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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.

Private Colleges Raise Tuition

Students at Georgia’s private colleges and universities will see tuition rise in the fall.

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.