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Deal Wants To Use Lottery Reserve To Reverse Pre-K Cuts

Gov. Nathan Deal has proposed spending $50 million to reverse cuts made to the state's pre-kindergarten program.

The Struggle To Keep Shuttered Schools Safe and Secure

Mark Wright sounds like a guy in love. "You see this grand old lady up on the hill. its hard to resist her," Wright said, standing in front of the historic but vacant A.L. Miller school complex just west of Mercer University. "I mean, look at it."

College Board Revises AP US History Framework

The College Board has issued new frameworks for its Advanced Placement US History test. The guidelines call for greater emphasis on the country's founding documents and founding fathers.

National Park Service Looks For Reconstruction Sites

The National Parks Service wants to focus attention on the historically significant events that happened after the Civil War - specifically during Reconstruction.

A Restart for Macon-Bibb Head Start And A Closed School

This is the full version of a conversation that between Mark Davis (Program Director, Head Start, Macon Bibb Economic Opportunity Council) and GPB's Michael Caputo.

Getting A New Charter School Ready In Macon


What Happens To Shuttered Schools In Bibb County?

Later this month, the Bibb County Board of Education votes on a budget that cuts spending. Key to the belt-tightening is consolidating schools - and that means closing school buildings. Three school buildings in close proximity to each in East Macon illustrate the situation.
Bonzo Reddick

Mercer Med School Aims To Improve Diversity

Mercer University Medical School is hoping to bring in a more diverse student body with the help of Savannah native Dr. Bonzo Reddick. He’ll be heading up diversity efforts at the school’s Savannah campus.

After The Atlanta Cheating Scandal, How Has Public Education Changed?

The biggest public education scandal in history resulted in eleven educators convicted of conspiracy for their connections to district-wide cheating in Atlanta's public schools.

Georgia Board Of Regents Approves Sexual Violence Prevention Plan

Georgia's state university system plans to set specific training requirements for students and staff and create new positions in hopes of preventing sexual violence at its 30 schools.