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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.

Regents Want 400 New Residency Slots

A new University System of Georgia committee focused on boosting medical residencies in the state met for the first time this week. Its goal is to ease a doctor shortage in the state; Georgia is expected to need at least 2,500 more doctors by 2020.

Dougherty Schools Could Cut Jobs

As a probe into school cheating in a south Georgia school system enters its final days, the superintendent acknowledged for the first time that some educators will probably lose their jobs.

Cheating Teachers Await Punishment

Several Atlanta educators implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal will soon find out whether the state will yank their teaching certificates.