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Dear World, Your Grade For Educating Your Children Is ...

It seems like a simple goal: All kids should go to primary school.
President Barack Obama at Georgia Tech

Parents: Teacher Told Students Obama Is Evil, Hates America

Parents of a Georgia middle school student have accused a teacher of making disparaging remarks about President Barack Obama to students, calling him an evil man who hates America.
Cecil Staton

Interim President Named To Lead Valdosta State University

The University System of Georgia has named an interim president to lead Valdosta State University during the search for a replacement.

A New Orleans High School Adapts To Unaccompanied Minors

For the past year now, many Americans have been hearing and reading about the 68,000 unaccompanied minors who have crossed illegally into the U.S.

Without Janitors, Students Are In Charge Of Keeping School Shipshape

Back in 2011, Newt Gingrich was running for president, and he proposed a radical idea to help schools cut costs: Fire the janitors and pay students to do the cleaning.
Valdosta State University

Ga. School Offers In-State Tuition To Out-Of-State Applicants

A south Georgia university will begin offering in-state tuition to residents of several Southeastern states.
William McKinney

Valdosta State University President To Step Down

The president of Valdosta State University has announced he's stepping down.

Fort Valley State President To Step Down

Officials say Fort Valley State University President Ivelaw Griffith is stepping down. The Telegraph reports that an announcement from the University System of Georgia did not give a reason for the move, which will take effect June 30.
Sharon Davis

11 Atlanta Educators Convicted In Test Cheating Scandal

Eleven former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention have been convicted of racketeering charges.

Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans

Latonya Suggs says she borrowed thousands of dollars in student loans to attend the for-profit Corinthian Colleges but has nothing to show for it. Most employers don't recognize her criminal justice degree.