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Georgia Students Honored As Gates Scholars

This year, 89 Georgia high school students are recipients of The Gates Millenium Scholars Program, providing them with a full-ride education.

Third Graders Learn About Tourism Jobs

For the first time this year, Savannah-Chatham public schools are implementing a state-mandated program that exposes students to possible careers as early as Kindergarten. At Haven Elementary School last week, third graders learned about careers in one of Savannah’s biggest industries.

Georgia Works To Preserve 'Equalization Schools' Designed To Make Segregation More Palatable

As the nation marks the 60th anniversary Brown vs. Board of Education Saturday, one woman is on a mission to save a relic of that era.

Brown Vs. Board Of Education Ruling Changed School For Rural Whites As Well As African Americans

60 years after the Supreme Court ordered schools to desegregate, some educators say true integration looks as unattainable as ever. One of them is Cindi Chance, Dean of the College of Education at Georgia Regents University in Augusta.

Charter School Wait Lists Growing Longer In Georgia

The demand for charter schools in Georgia is high. But the supply of actual spots available in these schools is not meeting that demand, and many students are instead finding themselves on long waiting lists.

Despite Ethics Complaints, David Simons Out-Raises Opponents In Chatham County Schools Race

On May 20, residents of Chatham County will choose one of five candidates to lead the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Board.

Bringing The Arts To The Neighborhood With The Atlanta Music Project

Marching band. Orchestra. Choir. There are plenty of schools in the state with music programs right on their campuses.

Savannah-Chatham County School Board Fails To Pass 2014-15 Bell Times

Parents in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will have to wait to find out what time their children will start and end each school day next year. The school board dismissed proposed changes to school bell times Wednesday amid concerns over student safety and achievement.

GSU Students Gain Access To GPB In New Partnership

For the first time in Georgia Public Broadcasting’s 54-year history, the station will enter the Atlanta radio market. GPB will make its debut on Atlanta airways this June through a programming partnership with Georgia State University station, WRAS 88.5.

Does College Education Still Pay Off In Georgia?

On the surface, Haegan Altizer is a poster child for going to college.