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 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.
Most of Georgia’s 180 school districts have agreed to join a statewide computer database that stores student information.
Federal guidelines require school systems to regularly submit reports on student performance to the state.
Governor Nathan Deal’s budget proposal includes cutting $20 million to pre-k. The program is funded entirely by the Georgia Lottery. But education costs have started to outpace the lottery money.
Georgia already has 10,000 children waiting for a spot in one of its pre-k programs.
State lawmakers are looking into the possibility of replacing books in Georgia middle schools with iPads.
The idea follows iPad roll-outs at schools in Virginia, Texas and Savannah.
A private school here, St. Andrews, gave about 300 of its students iPads to take home in August.