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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

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.