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Probe Finds Possible School Cheating

Georgia state investigators who uncovered widespread cheating in Atlanta Public Schools earlier this year now say they’ve found evidence of cheating in a second school system.

Montgomery Schools Board Under Scrutiny

The state board of education has delayed its decision on whether to oust members of the embattled Montgomery County School Board.

Morris Brown Settles Debt with U.S. Government

Morris Brown College has settled a nearly $10 million debt with the U.S. Education Department.

UGA Gets Grant For Minorities In Science. Math

The University of Georgia and six other colleges in the state have received a $4.9 million federal grant to encourage minority participation in science, math and technology fields.

Students Face Bigger Classes, Longer Days

Students and teachers are returning to larger classes this year as schools struggle with budget cuts. Some districts have a four day school week. Others have shortened their school year.

Mercer Gets $430,000 For Nurses

Mercer University's nursing program has been given $430,000 in federal grants to do more nursing training and help increase the number of nursing faculty.

New Civil War Artifact On Display

Officials at the Georgia Southern Museum in Statesboro say, they now have a rare artifact from the Civil War's largest prison camp. Its unveiling comes a year after the East Georgia discovery of Camp Lawton.

ASU President Returning To Teaching

The longtime president of Augusta State University is retiring after nearly two decades at the helm of the east Georgia institution.

Ga. Student ACT Scores Flat

Georgia's performance on the ACT college-entrance exam was flat this year as the number of students taking the test rose.

Ga. May Overhaul How Success is Measured in Schools

After a decade of leaning on standardized test scores to determine whether schools are meeting federal benchmarks, Georgia may soon be able to overhaul how it measures success in public education.