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Chancellor: Tuition Hike Likely For Ga. Colleges

College students in Georgia likely will see a tuition increase again this year.

Ga. Students Building Oil Cleanup Machine

Members of Kell High School's robotics team are using a $10,000 grant to build a machine that could aid in the cleanup of oil spills.

Hope Proposal Tightens Eligibility

State lottery sales can no longer keep up with demand for the Hope scholarship. Lawmakers plan to introduce legislation on Tuesday to remedy Hope's depleting funds. Representative Len Walker says the proposal calls for Hope to pay only 90 percent of tuition for B students.

Trail Blazing Student Returns To Mercer

Nearly 50 years after he first enrolled, Mercer University’s first black student returned to campus. Sam Oni reunited with his roommate to tell today’s students about what life was like on campus in the 60’s.

Democrats Take Stance On School Tax Credit And More

Democrats in the state House have introduced a few education measures. The bills address cyber bullying, parental involvement in public schools and the more controversial public dollars funding private institutions.

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.