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Illegal Student Bill Passes Committee

A bill that would make it law in Georgia to keep undocumented students out of the state's public universities passed a House committee. Chancellor Erroll Davis told the committee that such a law would hurt the university system's reputation and is not needed.

Murphy Harpst Childrens Center

Georgia has nearly 7 thousand children in foster care. Many are in temporary state custody or family settings as they await adoption or a safe return to their homes.

Obama To Seek Changes In Pell Grants

President Barack Obama's budget plan would cut $100 billion from Pell Grants and other higher education programs over a decade through belt-tightening and use the savings to keep the maximum college financial aid award at $5,550, an administration official said.

UGA To Screen Documentary On Civil Rights Lawyer

The University of Georgia has set a screening of a documentary about the lawyer who helped the first two black students gain admission in the early 1960s.

Ga. Lawmakers Weigh Drastic School Reform Bill

Georgia families soon may have the option of forcing school districts to adopt drastic reforms to turn around troubled schools.

Georgia Students Excel On AP Tests

Georgia once again has some of the best Advanced Placement test scores in the country. High school students taking college level courses did better this year than last.

Georgia Finds Fewer Erased Answers On School Tests

A state agency has found far fewer wrong answers erased and replaced on the CRCT from a year ago in a review of 2010 test results.

Medical School Hiring Could Surge

Georgia Health Sciences University president Ricardo Azziz has more big plans for the school that just last week changed its name from The Medical College of Georgia. The president of Georgia’s only public medical school wants to hire 500 new faculty members by 2018.

Emory U Gets Donation Of $1M In Rare Books

Emory University in Atlanta has received a donation of more than $1 million worth of rare books. The 22-title collection includes one of the first books ever printed in English, "Polychronicon," a 15th century volume of universal history.

Race To The Top Update

More than two dozen school districts across the state are getting closer to putting to use the first infusion of Race to the Top money.