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.
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.
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.