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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.

Former Bibb School Superintendent Dallemand Spent $26 Million Without Approval

Former Bibb County School Superintendent Romain Dallemand repeatedly violated school board policy by ordering more than $26 million in technology equipment and services without required, prior approval from the board, according to a 2013 audit of the school system.

Wesleyan College Blesses Ground For Chapel 85 Years In The Making

Wesleyan College in Macon officially blessed the ground for its new $6.3 million chapel Thursday, a significant moment in an initiative that has been 85 years in the making.

It's Almost Time For Georgia Eighth Graders To Choose A Career Path

Friday at noon is the deadline for Savannah-Chatham County Public School students to apply for specialty programs. Some of these programs include engineering and arts education.

Students At Mercer University Test The Campus Racial Climate

As Mercer University continues to celebrate 50 years of integration, students are taking their campus’s temperature on race. Emily Wilson is among a group of sociology students who surveyed 360 of their peers.

University System of Georgia Considers Statewide Tobacco Ban

The University System of Georgia is looking at banning tobacco use on all of its campuses. The policy already has taken root at some colleges and universities.

New Middle Georgia State College President: It's Time To Become A University

The new president of Middle Georgia State College has arrived and is in the midst of his first full week on the job. Christopher Blake is the first permanent head of the newly consolidated institution that combines the former Middle George College with Macon State College.