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End Of Year Exams Show Georgia High School Students Still Struggle With Math

Georgia’s high school students saw improvement in statewide end of course tests, but they are still struggling with math.

Baby’s First Words, More Than Just Babble

Babies learn to talk following an intricate biological progression. It may sound like babble, but those noises babies make represent distinct milestones along the road to talking. And the absence of sounds can be cause for concern.

Georgia’s Gun Law Goes Into Effect Soon And School Districts Aren’t Jumping At The Changes

At midnight Monday Georgia's new gun law is set to take effect.

Georgia Eighth Graders Improve Scores On CRCT

The percentage of Georgia’s eighth graders exceeding standards in the CRCT tests increased this year, according to results released Thursday. Results for third through seventh graders were mixed.

Web Project Highlights Savannah's History of Slavery

A new project on the City of Savannah's website is shedding light on a little-known corner of slavery's history here: the work slaves did for the city itself.

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.