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Georgia's High School Graduation Rate Is Finally Above 71 Percent

For the first time in three years, Georgia’s high school graduation rate is above 71 percent.

Interim Bibb County Schools Leader Sees Progress

Though Steve Smith is about midway through a one-year stint as interim leader of Bibb County schools, he says there is still a way to go to improve the school system.

What Do Educators Want From Lawmakers? One Word: Flexibility

Educators want the state to give them more flexibility to make budget and classroom decisions. That has been one of the consistent requests Representative Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, and others on the joint education committee have received as they have toured the state over the last few months.

Med School Expands Options For Patients, Doctors

When Athens resident Ruthann Lariscy’s joints began to ache last spring, she assumed it was simply because she was growing older.

Analysis: High Court Ruling Puts All School Boards On Notice

In a ruling issued Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court said Governor Nathan Deal acted within his authority when he suspended six members of the DeKalb County School Board in February.

University of Georgia Invests 22nd President

University of Georgia president Jere Morehead was formally invested as the school’s President in a ceremony in Athens on Nov. 19.

Twiggs County Library Set To Close 2 Weeks After Grand Opening

A brand new 1.7 million dollar library in Twiggs County is set to close Tuesday night due to lack of funds. Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal joined local officials in cutting the ribbon just two weeks ago. The library was built with mostly state money. Its operating budget is funded locally.

Outrage Grows Over UGA Hate Posts

Students and faculty aren’t the only ones speaking out about the online hate messages left on Facebook pages of two student organizations at the University of Georgia.

American Promise: 13 Year Documentary Examines The Education of Two Black Boys

Most parents probably can’t imagine recording a day, or even a year of their children’s academic lives. Two parents did it for over a decade.

Columbus State Launches Year-Long Look At Civil Rights Movement

The history department at Columbus State University is peering back into America’s civil rights struggle and its local ties to Georgia. The university is currently hosting Freedom Riders, a major exhibition of the 1961 Freedom Rides.