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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.

Learning To Move, Moving To Learn: The Benefits Of PE

One of our occasional conversations with thought leaders in education.
Amy Robach

'Good Morning America' Anchor To Speak At UGA Commencement

"Good Morning America" anchor Amy Robach is set to give a commencement speech to University of Georgia undergraduates. The university says Robach will speak at the May 8 undergraduate commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. in Sanford Stadium.
board member Stan Jester

School Official: Board Member Hasn't Had Required Screening

The public safety chief in a metro Atlanta school system says one of the school board members still hasn't undergone a national background check that's required for employees.

After Students Went To Wage Jihad, Teacher Highlights Youth Radicalization

Lamya Kaddor, a German-Syrian religious studies teacher and expert on Islam, was horrified to learn in 2013 that five of her former students had departed Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria.

With Fewer New Teachers, Why Do Some Stick Around?

Earlier this month, we reported on an alarming drop in enrollment at teacher training pro