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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.

Fort Valley Receives Bio Fuel Grant

Fort Valley State University got a $1 million bio fuel research grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The five-year grant will look at six crops including a type of sugar cane and several grass varieties.

Students Prepare to Protest

Students at several public universities are planning their response to possible HOPE Scholarship cuts. This comes after Governor-elect Nathan Deal hinted that changes in fee and book allowances may be needed to sustain HOPE.

Bill Targets Healthy School Lunches

A new law signed by President Obama Monday hopes to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. The $4.5 billion effort takes aim at school lunch programs in Georgia and around the nation.

Accreditors Visit Atlanta Schools

The Atlanta school district is in the middle of a two-day review to determine whether it will keep its accreditation.

Poll: Education Backed, But Not New School Taxes

The public verdict is in and overwhelming: The better the education people get, the stronger the U.S. economy will be, a poll shows. But don't count on folks to support higher taxes to improve schools.

DeKalb Judge To Join Emory University Faculty

A retiring DeKalb County Superior Court judge is joining the Emory University faculty. Judge Robert J. Castellani retires this month after more than 26 years of service. He will join Emory's Center for the Study of Law and Religion on Jan. 1 as a senior fellow in law and religion.

Poll: Public Blames Grad Rates On College Students

The public pins most of the blame for poor college graduation rates on students and their parents and gives a pass to colleges, government officials and others, a new Associated Press-Stanford University poll shows.

UGA To Mark 50th Anniversary Of Desegregation

One of the first blacks to register at the University of Georgia after the school was desegregated is returning to the college to mark the 50th anniversary of the event.