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Religious Discrimination Case Hits Roadblock

A federal judge's ruling lets attorneys for Augusta State University stop gathering evidence until a decision is made on whether or not the case will go to trial.

Schools Working To Increase Parental Involvement

Should parents serve time in jail for missing parent teacher conferences? One prosecutor wants that to be the case in an effort to increase parent involvement. Talk of the Nation's Jennifer Ludden discuses this issue and more.

Georgia Teachers Win Prestigious Teaching Award

Two Georgia teachers have won prestigious Milken Educator Awards. Rachel Willis in Atlanta and Kelly Stopp in Norcross were honored Monday. The two won $25,000 prizes from the California-based Milken Family Foundation.

Atlanta School Board Running Out of Time

The Embattled Atlanta School board is holding another meeting tonight. Time is running out for board members to end their strife or risk intervention by the state.

School System Rejects Federal Money

One Middle Georgia school system is saying no to federal Race to the Top dollars. Jones County officials say the money, which targets failing schools, comes with too many strings attached.

Brunswick Plans Night School For Dropouts

School officials in coastal Glynn County plan to open a nighttime high school for dropouts. The school will give dropouts a chance to earn diplomas. Evening classes will be available only to high school dropouts under the age of 21.

Extension Offices Seeing Changes

A nearly 100-year-old program that benefits farmers and students is changing the way it does business. Budget cuts are forcing changes in Georgia’s county extension offices.

Atlanta Schools Could Lose Accreditation

A national agency is threatening to strip Atlanta Public Schools of its accreditation because of its bickering school board.

Regents Working To Raise Grad Rates

Out of the more than 300,000 students enrolled in state schools only about 60 percent graduate within 6 years. That’s a trend officials with the Board of Regents want to change. The board asked university presidents to submit plans outlining areas that need improvement.

US Warns Schools They May Be Liable When Bullying is Ignored

The U.S. Department of Education is warning American schools: Tolerating or failing to adequately address ethnic, sexual or gender-based harassment could put them in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws.