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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.

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.

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