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Athletics To Fund UGA Professorship

For the first time ever, the University of Georgia Athletic Association is paying for a distinguished professorship at the university.

Tighter Rules For Teacher Raises

The state has tightened its rules on higher salaries for teachers who earn advanced degrees. No longer will just any advanced degree put them into an upper salary range.

College Enrollment Hits New High

The University System of Georgia says enrollment climbed to 311,442 students in fall 2010, an increase of more than 9,500 students. The fall 2009 enrollment set the previous record.

High Schoolers Attend Model UN

High school students from across the state are gathering at Georgia State University this week for the 16th annual Model United Nations Conference.

Emory To Host US Haiti Commander

Emory University is hosting a Veterans Day event with the commander of the U.S. forces in Haiti.

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.