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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.

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.