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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.

Legislators Spar Over Revised College Board AP History Test

Republican state Sen. William Ligon of Brunswick says the College Board's new Advanced Placement U.S. history test is biased to the left and should be scrapped.

Heritage Festival Speaker Says Better Decisions Can Keep Young Men Out Of Jail

The uptick in shootings in Savannah has many in the community asking how to keep young people from getting involved in crime. Motivational speaker Wendell Rodgers says part of the answer is encouraging boys and young men to make better decisions.
Gov. Nathan Deal J. Harold Harrison Education Commons Grand Opening

Schools React To Takeover Plan As Ga. Governor Seeks Support

Georgia would become one of several states authorized to take over schools that Gov. Nathan Deal has called "chronically failing" in a recently introduced plan.

House Approves Easier Path To Diploma Despite Failing Tests

The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a bill letting thousands of Georgians who did not pass high school graduation tests to petition local officials for diplomas. It now goes to the Senate for consideration. Students have not taken the tests since the 2013 school year.
DeKalb County Schools

DeKalb County Schools Ordered To Return Federal Grant Money

State officials say the DeKalb County School District must return $2.1 million to a federal anti-poverty program after failing to show it used the money as required.

Do Bibb County Parents Understand School Change?

Schools across Georgia must make what sounds like a fundamental shift in how to teach students and how they will be held accountable. The choices for Bibb County schools: A charter school system; a so-called "Investing in Educational Excellence" system and a status quo system.

Ex-APS Official Says District Ordered Documents Destroyed

The former Atlanta Public Schools human resources chief says the district's former superintendent ordered drafts of a report on the investigation into standardized test cheating allegations to be destroyed.

The Latest Shift in Georgia's Common Core Standards

The Common Core standards have been a hot button issue across the country. And Common Core raises debate in Georgia. Now those standards are changing again in Georgia, albeit in subtle ways.
DeKalb County Schools

Up To $10,000 Reward Offered To Find Ga. School Arsonist

State fire officials say a reward is being offered for information that leads to the person who lit a DeKalb County elementary school on fire over the weekend.