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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.
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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.
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Clark Atlanta To Split $25 Million Cybersecurity Grant

Clark Atlanta University officials say they're going to split a $25 million federal grant with 12 other historically black colleges and universities to launch a cybersecurity consortium.
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GSU To Offer Co-Ed Housing For Students Next Year

Georgia State University will offer students co-ed dorm room options next school year.
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Ga. Dept. of Education Seeking Public Input On New Math Courses

The Georgia Department of Education is asking for public input on proposed changes to math classes. If the plan is approved, high schools would be able to offer two kinds of math courses.
President Ricardo Azziz

Georgia Regents University President Resigning From Position

University System of Georgia officials say the president of Georgia Regents University is resigning from his position.
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GSU Awarded Youth Mental Health Training Contract

Georgia State University officials say the school has been awarded a contract to coordinate mental health intervention training to help youth throughout the state.

A 'Sizable Decrease' In Those Passing The GED

One year after the launch of a major overhaul of the GED exam the first since 2002 the high school equivalency program has seen a sharp drop in the number of people who took and passed the test, according to local and state educators and the organization that runs it.
New Georgia State School Superintendent

Interview: New State School Superintendent Previews Vision

Republican Richard Woods was sworn in today in a ceremony at the Capitol. Woods worked s a teacher and administrator in Irwin County for more than 20 years.