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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.

Study: Third Grade Is Key To Later Life

A new national study shows, students who don't learn to read well by third grade are more likely to drop out of high school.

Audit: Double Dipping Doesn’t Cost More

A state audit finds that teachers who retire and then return to work don’t cost the state extra money.

Dem. Leaders Push HOPE Revision

A group of state Democrats says it has a plan to fully fund HOPE scholarship students returning this fall. But that proposal is getting a frosty reception from the Governor’s office.

Virtual Schools Registering Students

Registration for Georgia’s four virtual schools is now open. More young people are expected to start taking classes at home. This year 8,000 kids will have completed the school year online. Thousands more are expected to enroll this year in virtual schools.

Ga. Supreme Court Delays Charter Ruling

The Georgia Supreme Court is delaying a decision in a high-profile case that will determine who has the power to create charter schools in Georgia. The lawsuit was filed by local school boards against a state agency.

DOD Taps KSU For Brain Injury Study

A Kennesaw Sate University professor has won a $2.4 million grant from the Department of Defense. Dr. Svetlana Dambinova is developing a blood test to diagnose concussions and mild traumatic brain injury.

Lawmakers Could Limit Tuition Hikes

Georgia lawmakers want to amend the state constitution to prevent the Board of Regents from raising tuition more than the rate of inflation. Lawmakers are set to hold a hearing at 3 p.m. Wednesday on legislation calling for the change.

Charter School Ruling Expected This Week

The state Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on a case that will determine the future of Georgia charter schools.

Feds Want 53% College Grad Rate in Georgia

Georgia colleges need to boost graduation rates to at least 53 percent by 2020, according to a new federal report.