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Why Some Parents Are Sitting Kids Out Of Tests

Meet Jenni Hofschulte, the 35-year-old mom who's one of the parents leading the charge against testing in Milwaukee.

Segregation Rises In Savannah-Chatham Public Schools

When the Civil Rights-era desegregation order on Savannah-Chatham public schools was lifted in 1994, 11 schools were still considered segregated. Today, that number is 26. Savannah Morning News education reporter Jenel Few explores why in a series that will wrap up this weekend.

The Legacy Of Booker T. Washington Revisited

Let's face it, Booker T. Washington has a serious image problem. He was perhaps the most influential black man in America during the late 1800s, but is often remembered today as being subservient, a sellout even.

Thousands Of Words: Using Cameras To Promote Literacy (PHOTOS)

Every kid loves the mystery of an unopened box. On a recent morning, there were mysteries on most of the tables in the library at LH Williams Elementary School. Each one was guarded by an adult. At each of the tables were three or four fifth graders.
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Legal Team Confirms Death Of Former APS Superintendent Beverly Hall

Beverly Hall, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools charged in a cheating scandal, has died. Hall's attorney J. Tom Morgan confirmed her death Monday. They say she passed away in the morning. She was 68 years old.
Beverly Hall

Multiple Outlets Report Former APS Superintendent Beverly Hall Has Died

Multiple outlets are reporting that former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall has died.

Georgia's First Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

On Saturday, 50 students from across the Southeast learned about preserving the coastal environment at Georgia’s first-ever Youth Ocean Conservation Summit.
Jennelle Stricklen

Atlanta Area College Students Travel To Missouri For Break

Instead of heading to nearby beaches for spring break, NAACP officials say dozens of Atlanta area college students are planning to help with a voter registration drive in Ferguson, Missouri.

Employers And Educators Work Together To Fill STEM Jobs (VIDEO)

The Department of Education says STEM-related fields - that’s science, technology, engineering and math-are expected to grow at a much higher rate than other fields over the next several years.

Testimony Concludes In Atlanta Schools Cheating Trial

Testimony has concluded in the trial of 12 Atlanta Public Schools educators who were indicted in a standardized test cheating conspiracy.