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Atlanta Schools Again Under Harsh Spotlight

A judge on Tuesday in Atlanta will hear arguments by members of the Atlanta School Board about who is in charge. The board split into two factions and if they can’t find common ground, the state may step in.

Marker Explains Failed Slave Revolt

The Georgia Historical Society Monday installed a new Civil War marker in the southwest Georgia town of Quitman. The plaque commemorates a failed slave revolt in the town near the Florida border.

Atlanta Schools Superintendent Leaving in June

The superintendent of Atlanta's public schools will leave office when her contract expires in June.

Mercer University Brings Back Football

After more than 70 years Mercer University is bringing back a popular sport. The school has approved plans for a football team. Mercer University President Bill Underwood says the decision comes after years of planning. Play will begin in 2013.

Brunswick To Get Boost From 4-Year College

The impact of the College of Coastal Georgia's transformation from a two-year to a four-year school will reach well beyond the college's campus, driving right through the heart of the city.

Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban Illegal Immigrants at State Public Colleges

A Republican state lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday that would ban all Georgia's public colleges and universities from accepting illegal immigrants.

Nurse Demand On The Rise

When the economic crisis hit many nurses from the baby boomer generation put off retirement. But in the future as the economy improves more and more of them will retire or look for different careers.

Ga. Moves Toward Fewer Tests For Students

Georgia is joining a national movement toward less school testing after years of swamping students with multiple standardized exams, particularly in high school.

Sponge Bath Robot Gets Attention

A Robot that gives Sponge baths has gotten a lot of attention after Researchers at Georgia Tech posted a video of the procedure on line. The invention is part of Techs venture into health care robots.

Talking Numbers Counts For Kids' Math Skills

In almost every home and pre-school in America, young children are being taught how to recite the alphabet and how to say their numbers.