Savannah is considering some novel ideas in public education as a result of federal Race to the Top dollars.
School officials say, the plans could generate some push-back.
Chatham County schools are getting about $13 million in federal Race to the Top funds.
The state Board of Regents will allow the University of Georgia to offer engineering degrees.
The regents approved the new UGA program Tuesday by a vote of 9-8.
The proposal was criticized by Gov. Sonny Perdue last month.
Georgia Tech says it will receive $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top program to expand science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs through its outreach center.
Some state lawmakers don’t want illegal immigrants in public colleges and universities.
Right now the institutions can accept illegal immigrants as students so long as they pay out of state tuition and all citizens and legal immigrants have been served first.
The National Science Foundation gave $1.5 million to The University of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology to help raise the number of students with disabilities getting degrees in science, technology, engineering and math.
North Georgia College and State University is the place to be in Georgia if you want to become fluent in Chinese or Arabic. You can also learn Korean and Russian. Susanna Capelouto reports, the language training there is made possible in part by the Department of Defense