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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.

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.