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Georgia Officials Approve Tuition Increases At State Schools

Tuition is going up for Georgia students the state's 30 colleges and universities. The Georgia University System's board approved the rates at a meeting Tuesday. In-state students at Georgia Tech will see the biggest increase, up $405 per semester. That's a 9 percent increase.
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Two Ex-Educators Accept Deals, Others Sentenced To Jail Time In APS Cheating Case

Two of the 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread test-cheating conspiracy have accepted deals at a sentencing hearing.
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Judge Urges Defendants To Accept Plea Deals In APS Cheating Case

Sentencing for the convicted educators in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating case resumes Tuesday at 10 a.m. Check here for livestream coverage of the proceedings.

Judge To Sentence Former Educators For Role In Test Cheating

Judge To Sentence Former Educators For Role In Test Cheating ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is set to hand down sentences for most of the former Atlanta educators who were convicted in a widespread conspiracy to cheat on state tests.

Mexican-American Toddlers: Understanding The Achievement Gap

Mexican-American toddlers born in the U.S. do not develop nearly as fast as white toddlers when it comes to language and pre-literacy skills. That's the main finding of a new study by the Institute of Human Development at the University of California, Berkeley.

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.
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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.