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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.

Students Troubled By Possible HOPE Cuts

Republican Governor-elect Nathan Deal says deep cuts to education could be needed if the state wants to escape its budgetary crisis. That includes possible reductions to the HOPE Scholarship program.

Study: Not Enough Finish College

A new study shows Georgia ranks among the top-10 states nationally in high school graduates enrolling for college. But once they get there, they take too long to finish or drop out.

Deal: Deeper Education Cuts Possible

Georgia’s governor-elect says deeper cuts to education could be needed because of state budget woes.

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.