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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.

MCG To Open Rome Campus

The Medical College of Georgia announced this week that they will open a clinical campus in Rome. The state’s only public medical school already has campuses in Albany and Savannah and recently opened a branch at the University of Georgia in Athens.

UGA Adds Degree In Tifton

The Board of Regents has approved a new program to train South Georgia college students on the financial side of farming. The University of Georgia has added a new agribusiness degree program on their Tifton campus.

Athletics To Fund UGA Professorship

For the first time ever, the University of Georgia Athletic Association is paying for a distinguished professorship at the university.

Tighter Rules For Teacher Raises

The state has tightened its rules on higher salaries for teachers who earn advanced degrees. No longer will just any advanced degree put them into an upper salary range.

College Enrollment Hits New High

The University System of Georgia says enrollment climbed to 311,442 students in fall 2010, an increase of more than 9,500 students. The fall 2009 enrollment set the previous record.

High Schoolers Attend Model UN

High school students from across the state are gathering at Georgia State University this week for the 16th annual Model United Nations Conference.

Emory To Host US Haiti Commander

Emory University is hosting a Veterans Day event with the commander of the U.S. forces in Haiti.