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Fewer Schools Offer Bible Courses

The number of Bible classes offered in Georgia’s middle and high schools is drying-up. There are particular reasons behind the steep drop-off since their introduction four years ago.

School System Seeks Audit

School officials in the northwest Georgia town of Trion have hired an outside auditor to find out where up to $60,000 from the school district's afterschool program went.

Schools Struggle To Supply Manufacturers

Georgia policy makers say, they want to create good, high-paying jobs in manufacturing and logistics. But many of those jobs already exist. They're going unfilled because Georgians lack the skills to do them. The disconnect is costing Georgia businesses.

Student Loan Deadline Looms

Georgia college students have until Monday to apply for a low-interest loan. The state extended the deadline after giving out only half of the fund’s 20 million dollars.

More Teachers Admit Cheating

State investigators say at least 10 educators in Dougherty County Schools have confessed to cheating on standardized tests.

College Merger Decisions Soon

The University System of Georgia could announce as early as Dec. 1 which colleges and programs are top candidates for consolidation. Chancellor Hank Huckaby says in the next ten days, he will release the criteria guiding the recommendations.

Brawl Prompts Football Security

A brawl involving two Georgia high schools is prompting at least one other school district in the state to change its security policies for games.

Former Congressman Named College President

A former congressman has been named the new president of Gordon College in middle Georgia. The state Board of Regents announced Wednesday that Max Burns will take the position Jan. 1. Located in Barnesville, Gordon College has an enrollment of more than 5,000 students.

Hidden History Of One-Room School

The Harrington School doesn’t look like much. The abandoned building is surrounded by a rusty metal fence. The roof has holes in it, some wooden siding has fallen off, and it badly needs a coat of paint.

Eleven Atlanta Educators Sanctioned

Eleven teachers and administrators implicated in the Atlanta school cheating scandal lost their teaching certificates Thursday. It's the first official disciplinary action the state has handed down since investigators reported the cheating in May.