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Bibb Co. Schools Get New Chief

The Bibb County Board of Education has chosen Rochester, Minn. superintendent Romain Dallemand to head the county's school system. Dallemand, a native of Haiti, came to the U.S. at 15.

Schools Use Funds On New Ideas

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.

Regents Approve Engineering Request

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.

Ga. Tech Gets Race To The Top Grant

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.

Ga. Students To Get Help Applying To College

High school students across Georgia will get help from the state this week with college applications. The third annual "Georgia Apply to College Week" starts Monday at more than 100 schools.

Ernst & Young Gives UGA's Accounting School $1M

One of the largest professional services firms in the world has pledged $1 million to the University of Georgia's School of Accounting.

UGA Engineering School Draws Opposition

UGA asked the Board of Regents to let them add electrical, mechanical and civil engineering programs. Officials say an engineering school would attract more grant money to the campus.

New Bill Would Bar Illegal Immigrants from Public Colleges

Some state lawmakers don’t want illegal immigrants in public colleges and universities. Right now the institutions can accept illegal immigrants as students so long as they pay out of state tuition and all citizens and legal immigrants have been served first.

Virtual Worlds Help Disabled Students

The National Science Foundation gave $1.5 million to The University of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology to help raise the number of students with disabilities getting degrees in science, technology, engineering and math.

Cadets Learn Strategic Languages

North Georgia College and State University is the place to be in Georgia if you want to become fluent in Chinese or Arabic.  You can also learn Korean and Russian.  Susanna Capelouto reports,  the language training there is made possible in part by the Department of Defense