Savannah is considering some novel ideas in public education as a result of federal Race to the Top dollars.
School officials say, the plans could generate some push-back.
Chatham County schools are getting about $13 million in federal Race to the Top funds.
The state Board of Regents will allow the University of Georgia to offer engineering degrees.
The regents approved the new UGA program Tuesday by a vote of 9-8.
The proposal was criticized by Gov. Sonny Perdue last month.
Georgia Tech says it will receive $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top program to expand science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs through its outreach center.