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Board Votes To Close DeKalb Schools

DeKalb County school board members have approved a sweeping redistricting plan that will move thousands of students and close eight schools.

Late Buses Plague Schools

A lot of Augusta school children aren't getting to class on time because of late buses. About 22,000 Richmond County students take the bus to school each day.

Deal Backs Down On Pre-K

Public pre-K would continue as a full day program under revisions the governor made Monday to his plan to prevent lottery funded education from going broke. Deal's original proposal made pre-kindergarten a half day program.

Deal Appoints Six To School Board

Nearly half of the Georgia Board of Education will be brand new after Gov. Nathan Deal appointed six new members.

Papers Of Civil Rights Icon Young Open To Public

The personal papers of civil rights icon Andrew Young at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History are now open to the public.

Former Sen. Nunn To Be Honored By Ga. Tech

Former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn will be honored by Georgia Tech for his work on national security and defense.

Charter Schools' Fate Still Undecided

More than five hundred prospective teachers for charter schools showed up at a job fair Saturday. Many of the openings, however, could hinge on a ruling from the Georgia Supreme Court.

HOPE Cuts Set for Senate Floor Vote

The Senate Higher Education Committee Friday approved an overhaul of the HOPE scholarship that will make cuts to the awards many Georgia college students receive. The panel voted 5-2 along party lines, with Republicans supporting the measure, a top priority for Gov. Nathan Deal.

DeKalb Schools Keep Accreditation

The DeKalb County school district is keeping its accreditation with a national standards agency but has a year to fix problems or risk losing that standing.

Commemorating '40 Acres And A Mule'

The Georgia Historical Society, the state Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Battlefield Association are sponsoring a plaque telling the story of “Special Field Orders 15.”

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