University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll B. Davis is retiring.
Davis told the state Board of Regents Thursday that he plans to leave his job at the end of his contract in June 2011.
He has served as head of the state's 35 public colleges and universities since 2006.
Two of Georgia's Gubernatorial Candidates say that the State’s Pre-K program is more important than the Hope Scholarship. Republican Nathan Deal and Democrat Roy Barnes spoke to a group of early childhood advocates in Atlanta Tuesday.
Currently all Georgia students have to pass the graduation test before getting a diploma.
The test covers material from throughout high school in math, Language Arts, science and social studies. But state education officials want it phased out starting with next year’s freshman class.
More Georgia students in Advanced Placement courses had higher scores in their exams than their national counterparts. The department of Education says 11.4 percent of Georgia AP test takers scored a 3, 4 or 5 compared to 8.3 percent nationwide.
Some professors at Kennesaw State University were troubled by the rate their students were dropping out of online courses.
So they decided to conduct a study to figure out the best strategies for keeping online students engaged and enrolled.
GPB Media announced this week that it has received a $1.2 million dollar grant to form a Local Journalism Center. The grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will be used to create the Southern Regional Education Desk to report on the educational challenges facing the South.