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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.
Clark Atlanta University

Texas Southern Dean Tapped To Lead Clark Atlanta University

A new president has been chosen to lead Clark Atlanta University.
Morris Brown College

Board Chair: Morris Brown College To Emerge From Bankruptcy

The chairman Morris Brown College's board of trustees says a plan has been approved for the Atlanta school to emerge from bankruptcy. Board chairman Preston Williams said in a statement that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court this week approved the plan, and a judge signed it Thursday.
High school graduation cap

Georgians Denied Diplomas May Petition For One Under New Law

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law that will give Georgians who were denied their high school diplomas an opportunity to petition for one.
Atlanta Public Schools sign

Jurors To Resume Deliberations In School Cheating Trial

Jurors are set to resume their deliberations in the trial of a dozen former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a conspiracy to cheat on standardized tests. The jury meeting in Atlanta is scheduled to resume its closed-door discussions on Monday morning.
Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell

Spelman College Names New President

Spelman College has named a former New York University dean as its next leader. The Atlanta school on Saturday named Mary Schmidt Campbell its next president.

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