Federal student loan defaults are rising sharply in Georgia
The latest numbers from the US Education Department show, 9% of Georgia students defaulted in the first two years of repayment.
The 2009 percentage is up from 6% in the two previous years.
A student-run food pantry opened for business Friday at the University of Georgia.
About 20 student groups planned and stocked the pantry in an effort to serve what campus officials said is a growing population of students facing tough times.
Twenty-five million dollars in federal grant money will soon be headed to Georgia’s schools to help students learn to read. The state was one of six to win a federal grant to help communities coordinate their literacy efforts from birth through twelfth grade.
The state Department of Education Thursday sent its two percent budget cut recommendations to the governor.
The plan covers the rest of this fiscal year and next fiscal year.
It slices $6.3 million mainly from nutrition, agricultural education and transportation programs.