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UGA to Invest in Graduate Education

University of Georgia President Michael Adams says UGA will invest more in graduate education, including more spending for graduate fellowships to draw top students.

Race to the Top Means Merit Pay for Teachers

Teachers in 26 Georgia school districts soon will be paid based on how well their students do on standardized tests.

Tuition Hikes Worry Students

This week Board of Regents Chancellor Errol Davis warned lawmakers that one way to weather the $185 million in proposed cuts would be to raise tuition at Georgia’s 35 public colleges and universities.

Teachers Debate Keeping Cursive In Curriculum

Georgia schools could drop cursive handwriting from the curriculum. Teachers spend less time teaching penmanship because of standardized testing. Students are currently required to learn cursive beginning in the third grade.

Deal: APS Members Exempt From New Law

Atlanta Public schools is in danger of losing its accreditation because of infighting among its school board members. The state may not be able to intervene as quickly as it would like.

Atlanta School District To Get Accreditation Fate

Atlanta Public Schools officials are about to learn whether sanctions will be imposed on the system by an accrediting agency.

Lawmakers To Review How State Funds Education

The governor’s education budget released this week reflects a $110 million cut in the state funding formula. State schools superintendent Republican John Barge says he thought it would be worse.

No Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday For Some Schools

Monday is the 25th anniversary of a holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. But kids in two North Georgia counties will be heading back to the classroom.

Many Schools Remain Closed, Monday Re-open Plan Draws Anger

Numerous school systems in north Georgia are closing-out the week having never opened their doors to students due to the winter storm that hit the state. Many of the districts are in the metro Atlanta area, which is slowly recovering and cleaning-up its icy roads.

Gov. Deal Wants to Save HOPE

One issue Governor Nathan Deal mentioned in both of his speeches this week is saving the hope scholarship. He did not provide any details on changes he'd like to see, but he’s forcing lawmakers to act.