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Ga. To Open School Standards To Public Comment

Georgia education officials may open their review of standards for K-12 students up to the public. State education officials released a revised set of standards on Tuesday after months of hearings held across Georgia.

Savannah-Chatham Public Schools Close To Resolving Pay Dispute With Drivers

The company that buses students to Savannah-Chatham public schools is working with drivers to resolve a payment dispute.

Test Cheating Trial Judge Lifts Ban On News Story

The judge presiding over the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating trial has lifted an order barring media outlets from reporting a specific story related to the case.
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Former Gov. Sonny Perdue Testifies In Atlanta Cheating Trial

Former Gov. Sonny Perdue testified Monday that an analysis of wrong-to-right erasures on 2009 state tests indicated that something was wrong with exam results. Perdue took the stand again in the Atlanta schools cheating trial.
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Enrollment At Georgia Universities Goes Up

Enrollment this fall at Georgia's state universities has increased for the first time in two years.
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Parents And Authorities To Meet To Discuss Improving Chatham County Middle Schools

Parents and elected officials will meet during a town hall meeting Monday at Savannah’s STEM Academy with the goal of improving Chatham County middle schools.

After The Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal, More Scrutiny Of Standardized Tests

As testimony continues in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial, what are school districts doing to prevent test cheating?

Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

Just a few months after Harvard University announced a new, tougher policy against campus sexual assault, a group of Harvard law professors is blasting the rules as unfair.
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Georgia Searches for Ways to Reduce Healthcare Provider Shortage

The Georgia House Study Committee on Medical Education is searching for ways to address a shortage of healthcare professionals. Georgia is expected to rank 50th in primary physician care per capita by the year 2020.
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SCAD Professor: Diamonds Hold Value, Meaning Beyond Their Price

Diamonds often hold a special place in our lives. They can signal love or an engagement, or come as a family heirloom. SCAD anthropology professor Susan Falls, PhD, explores our relationship to the sparkling gems in her book Clarity, Cut, and Culture: The Many Meanings of Diamonds.

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