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Savannah School Board President Candidates Talk Funding, Improvement At Forum

Candidates for school board president debated how to close gaps between schools and make the best use of funding at a forum hosted by the Downtown Neighborhood Association Wednesday evening.

Students Flock To Cumberland Island For Beach Cleanup

This spring, hundreds of college students descended on Georgia’s Cumberland Island during their break- but they weren’t there to party.

Georgia Elementary And Middle Schools Improve Scores on College Readiness Test, High Schools Fall Slightly

New test results released Monday show that Georgia elementary and middle school students are doing better, but high school test scores fell slightly.

Pieces Of Macon's Civil War History Are Literally In The Walls

Between GPB's new "37 Weeks" series about Sherman's March and Saturday’s second annual Cannonball House trolley tour, Macon has Civil War Sesquicentennial fever.

Is 'Armstrong Atlantic State University' Too Much Of A Mouthful? That's About To Change

Armstrong Atlantic State University won’t have that name much longer. Georgia’s Board of Regents approved a request Wednesday to drop the word “Atlantic” from the Savannah college’s name.

Georgia Board of Regents Votes To Increase College Tuition In The Fall

Georgia’s Board of Regents voted Tuesday afternoon to raise tuition at the state’s public colleges. Starting in the fall, students at most schools will pay 2.5 percent more each semester. That’s between $32 and $85, depending on the school.

New Series Brings Sherman’s March Across Georgia To Life

This month marks the 150th anniversary of General William Tecumseh Sherman’s first foray into Georgia. This week GPB, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, is premiering the first of a weekly series that will bring to life Sherman’s devastating march.

Starved For Words? Program Uses Talking To Nourish Kids' Brains

A chasm exists in language learning. It involves the cumulative total of words that babies and toddlers hear — and even more importantly, the words they don’t hear. It’s called the “30 million word gap.”

New Morehouse President Aims For 'Stronger' College, More Successful Young Black Men

Morehouse College is joining a renewed national effort to educate and support young, African-American men.

Georgia Scores An 'A' On Civil Rights Education; Many States 'Woefully Inadequate'

The Southern Poverty Law Center says education about the civil rights movement remains woefully inadequate in a majority of states. But a study released Wednesday found Georgia is one of only three states to get an “A” in teaching students about the movement.