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'Freedom Riders': Documentary Retraces Bus Rides To End Segregation

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson says his new documentary about the courageous activists who defiantly opposed the 1960s segregation of the South may help inspire a new generation of youth.

Ga. District Proposes Self-Directed Programs for High Schools

Traditional high schools are working to meet the needs of a new breed of students—those graduating from the county's schools of choice that focus on self-direction.

HOPE Book Allowance Cut In Half

Georgia college students will get less money from the HOPE Scholarship next year.

Cyber School Funding Boosted

More cyber schools are likely on the way for Georgia . The state’s Charter Schools Commission Thursday agreed to boost cyber school funding—from an amount of $3,400, to $5,800 per student.

Community Opposes MCG Road Closure

At a public meeting this week people living around MCG complained that closing the portion of Laney Walker Boulevard to traffic would make travel to and from their neighborhoods more difficult.

Students Screen Homeless For Mental Illness

Outside the Salvation Army shelter in down town Augusta a line of homeless men begins to form along the sidewalk. It’s nearly 30 degrees and they have arrived early in the hopes of getting food and a bed for the night.

UGA Gets $2M Federal Grant

The University of Georgia has received a $2 million grant to work on designing a new computer that can more rapidly solve problems in such fields as cryptography, mathematics and physics.

Bad Weather Shuts Some North Ga. Schools

The temperature in Atlanta broke the record low for the date and some north Georgia schools were closed as a cold spell continued across the state.

Poll: Most Want Bad Teachers Fired

An overwhelming majority of Americans are frustrated that it's too difficult to get rid of bad teachers, while most also believe that teachers aren't paid enough, a new poll shows.

Audit Blasts Special Ed Program

A state audit has found there is little evidence that a program costing the state millions of dollars is helping Georgia's most emotionally disturbed students.

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