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Two Principals Deny Cheating

Two principals of Atlanta schools say cheating couldn't have occurred there because state test monitors were present.

Schools Probe Could Take Months

The South Georgia district attorney says an investigation into Baker County schools could take months. The probe comes after a local citizens’ group brought to light alleged financial mismanagement.

Baker Co. Schools' Finances Probed

The superintendent of Baker County schools says he takes full responsibility for his system now under investigation for financial problems.   Freddie Thompson says when he took over in January, the district was already in financial disarray.   

Local Boards Retain Control of Schools

The state board of education voted to let two struggling school boards retain control of their school systems. Atlanta and Coffee County schools are in danger of losing their accreditation due to their ineffective school boards.

State School Board Delays APS Decision

The Georgia Board of Education has delayed its vote on whether to remove members of the troubled Atlanta school board, while recommending to keep the Coffee County school board in place.

University System Defends Spending

Georgia’s colleges and universities will soon welcome students for fall classes. And there's been higher spending by the System, in the face of budget cuts and a still tough economy.

Schools React to Federal Standards

Many Georgia schools today are reacting to news that they did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress required under Federal No Child Left Behind standards. Not a single high school in the Rome area of northwest Georgia made the mark.

Fewer Schools Meet Federal Benchmark

More than a third of Georgia’s public schools aren’t meeting federal benchmarks for education. Georgia’s overall Adequate Yearly Progress or AYP is down from last year.

Probe Targets Baker County Schools

District Attorney Joe Mulholland says the Baker County grand jury has ordered him to launch a probe into the county's school system. Mulholland declined to tell The Albany Herald exactly what he's been asked to review.

State Happy With Loan Turnout

Only a third of expected students have applied for a state student loan program that helps pay for college. The Georgia Student Finance Commission estimated 15,000students would apply to the Student Access Loan Program. But so far only 5,000 have submitted applications.

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