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.
For the past 68 years the General Education Development exam, or GED, has only been given in written form.
But soon Georgians will be able to take the test using a computer. Starting next year a new electronic version will be offered at testing centers across the state.
The Georgia Charter School Commission recently approved the first K through 12 virtual charter school in the state.
It also raised the amount of money cyber charter schools get per child… from $3,200 to $5,800.