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A 'Sizable Decrease' In Those Passing The GED

One year after the launch of a major overhaul of the GED exam the first since 2002 the high school equivalency program has seen a sharp drop in the number of people who took and passed the test, according to local and state educators and the organization that runs it.
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Interview: New State School Superintendent Previews Vision

Republican Richard Woods was sworn in today in a ceremony at the Capitol. Woods worked s a teacher and administrator in Irwin County for more than 20 years.

Obama In Tennessee To Promote Free Community College

President Obama is in Tennessee previewing some of the big issues he'll talk about in his State of the Union address later this month. Friday, he'll speak in Knoxville, focusing on education and an idea that is gathering steam in some states: making community college tuition-free.
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Georgia Schools Lose Power On Coldest Day So Far This Year

Authorities say they've restored power to four schools northwest of Atlanta after an early-morning outage in the area.
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Georgia State, Georgia Perimeter College Merger Approved

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has approved a proposal to merge Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College. The board approved University System Chancellor Hank Huckaby's proposal during a meeting Tuesday.
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Georgia Perimeter, Georgia State Possibly Merging

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that sources close to the story confirm that University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby plans to recommend consol
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Trail Of Little Free Libraries To Honor Flannery O'Connor

Fans of Savannah native Flannery O’Connor are hoping to bring attention to the author’s life and work with a trail of “little free libraries.” It will stretch from her birthplace in Savannah to her childhood home in Milledgeville.

The Administration's College Rating System: How It Looks On Campus

It's late afternoon. Most classes at Randolph College are done for the day but students have begun gathering in the lobby of the elegant, century-old main hall.
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Gwinnett County School Board Approves New Attendance Zones

The board of Georgia's largest school system has approved some new schools and attendance zones in a plan that's expected to involve more than 13,000 students.
Historian Anthony Cohen recently retraced Sherman's March on foot and bike.

150 Years Later, Tracing Sherman's March Through The Steps Of A Former Slave

Among the soldiers on Sherman’s March to the Sea 150 years ago were former slaves. One of them, according to documents from the time, was named Patrick Sneed. He’d escaped from slavery in Savannah, fled north, and joined the Union Army.