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Guidelines Would Make School Lunches Healthier

School cafeterias would have to hold the fries and serve kids more whole grains, fruits and vegetables under the government's plans for the first major nutritional overhaul of students' meals in 15 years.

Education Leaders Deal With Snow Days

Sunday’s winter blast has left many of the state’s public schools closed for the third day in a row. That leaves school districts to decide if and how those days will be made up.

Regents To Tie Presidential Pay, Graduation Rates

Georgia college and university presidents will have their salaries tied more closely to graduation rates. The Board of Regents will start a new performance-based salary structure later this year.

UGA Marks 50 Years of Integration

It's been 50 years the first African-American students walked onto the campus of the University of Georgia .

UGA Plans Oil Spill Conference

Scientists, government officials, community leaders and journalists will gather at the University of Georgia this month for a symposium that will examine communication during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

More Kids Need Free Lunch

The nation’s listless economy is showing in school cafeterias, where more and more students are qualifying for free or lower-cost lunches. In Georgia, more than 57 percent of school kids are eligible for the program, a jump of 4 percent in the last two years.

DeKalb Could Close Schools

The DeKalb County school board has presented a proposal to close 12 elementary school and use a high school and middle school to house magnet programs.

Georgia Schools Offer Lesson In Living With Cutbacks

In Franklin County, the faltering economy has meant longer school days, a shorter calendar, fewer teachers.

Watch Again: Helping Teachers Improve Via Video

The Gates Foundation is spending millions of dollars to answer a very difficult question: What makes a great teacher great?

Education Year In Review: Did We Learn Anything in 2010?

NPR education reporters Larry Abramson and Claudio Sanchez discuss the past year in education — and what's to come in 2011.