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Georgia Campuses Go Smoke Free October 1

All 33 campuses under the University System of Georgia will be smoke free starting October 1, 2014. The smoking ban includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes and even e-cigarettes.

Lessons Learned From The Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal

The trial of a dozen former educators and administrators accused of cheating in the Atlanta Public Schools is now underway. During opening statements this morning, a prosecutor said those educators conspired to fix students' test scores.

These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

It was an ordinary Friday. Courtney Brown, 24, of Kalamazoo, Mich., was busy looking for a job. "I've applied all kinds of places," she says. "Wal-Mart, Target, Verizon Wireless."

City Of Rome To Honor Wife Of Woodrow Wilson

The City of Rome is honoring Ellen Axson Wilson. She became the first First Lady from Georgia when her husband, Woodrow, became President in 1913.

Teens Bypass The Ice Bucket Challenge For More Risky Online Dares

The ice bucket challenge is making the rounds on social media in a big way this summer. Everyone from athletes, celebs and your friends on Facebook are ready to dump a bucket of ice water over their head and film it, all to raise money for a cure to Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Ebola Stops Mercer University Outreach

Educational mission work sponsored by Mercer University has been suspended in the wake of the West African Ebola crisis.

Macon And Eggs: Education in Macon

Green Zone Program Helps Vets On Campus

As America’s military prepares to downsize, many are trading in barracks for college dorms. Some are coming home with trauma from life in war zones. And even veterans without complications like post-traumatic stress disorder can feel out of place on campus.
More than 400 enslaved people were sold in the largest slave auction in U.S. history, known as "The Weeping Time."

The Hidden History Of "The Weeping Time"

Just before the Civil War, hundreds of enslaved people were brought to Savannah from the Butler Plantations in South Georgia to be sold.

New Campaign Hopes To Improve Reading Proficiency In Georgia Children

According to new campaign called Getting Georgia Reading nearly two-thirds of Georgia’s children are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade. A study by the Annie E.

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