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Perdue Says Race No Issue In CRCT Investigation

Governor Perdue today answered a charge by a group of black Atlanta pastors that the State’s investigation into cheating on the CRCT is a "witch hunt" against black teachers. The clergy is protesting possible criminal charges against educators.

U.S. Students Again Trail Other Nations'

The results are "an absolute wake-up call for America," Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells the Associated Press. "We have to deal with the brutal truth. We have to get much more serious about investing in education.'A new global study of educational systems in major nations ranks U.S.

Obama Challenges 'MythBusters' Adam And Jamie

Can you beat a lie detector test? How much destruction would a bull cause in a china shop? How long can you survive after being buried alive?

Conference Tackles Education Reform

Business and education leaders spent today in Macon looking at potential changes to education in Georgia.Ideas were exchanged as well as a wide variety of opinions.

Georgia Tech Expands In France

To mark the 20th anniversary of its presence in France, Georgia Tech is expanding its presence in the northeast part of that country.

Charter Schools in Legal Limbo

The Museum School in metro-Atlanta isn’t your typical public school. Here, kids wear uniforms and their curriculum is tailor-made. It’s a small charter school. Only 136 kids from kindergarten to third grade attend, and a lot of their learning happens outside the classroom.

Dropout Factories Decline In Georgia

A new report says Georgia’s high school graduation rates are headed up and many of the improvements are in some of the worst performing schools.

'C' Grade For Charter School Law

In a recent study the Center for Education Reform placed Georgia among 28 other states whose charter school laws they say need improvement.

Emory University To Host 600 Panels Of AIDS Quilt

Emory University will host this week the largest collegiate display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in the world. The event is Wednesday - which is World AIDS Day - and involves a 600-panel display of the quilt honoring people who have died from AIDS.

Help For Targeted Teachers

Investigations continue into possible wrongdoing on CRCT tests by some Atlanta and Dougherty County teachers. The state’s largest teachers group wants to make sure there's help for any of its member-educators affected by the probe.