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Deal Explores Paying Reading Teachers More

Gov. Nathan Deal said he's exploring the idea of paying extra for top-notch teachers willing to work with some of the state's youngest students.

A Decade Later, Schools Study 9/11

It was about three years ago, the first time Jerry Swiatek got to the 9/11 portion of his social studies class and had some freshmen say they'd never seen footage of planes flying into the World Trade Center.

UGA Annual Gifts Top $125 M

The University of Georgia raised more than $125 million during the fiscal year that ended June 30.

UGA Items Get Special Treatment

Thousands of boxes containing millions of items are about to be moved from the University of Georgia's main library to a new building that will house special collections. Many of the items are so valuable that the library is hiring specially trained movers to handle them.

Admissions Tougher To Top Colleges

It's getting tougher to get into Georgia's top public colleges.

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.