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Reforms Working At Savannah's Beach High

Savannah-area school officials say, they believe an under-performing high school has made standards for Adequate Yearly Progress for the first time since the No Child Left Behind law was passed nine years ago.

Deal Releases College Completion Plan

Georgia’s public colleges and universities will spend the next year finding new ways to raise the number of students who graduate on time. That effort is part of a new plan announced Thursday morning by Governor Nathan Deal.

UGA Studies West Nile's Spread

A University of Georgia study has found that New York City’s highly-developed urban environment slows the spread of West Nile Virus. The study could help public health officials plan containment efforts.

New Rules Against Bullying

Young people are heading back to schools with new bullying policies. Georgia’s new anti-bullying law was implemented this week.

Classmate Charged In Macon Murder

A classmate of a recent Mercer University law school graduate has been charged with killing her. The Telegraph reports that Stephen Mark McDaniel, who had been held for a month in the Bibb County jail on unrelated burglary charges, was charged on Tuesday with killing Lauren Giddings.

Historic Dorm Faces Demolition

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has called on the University of Georgia to reconsider its decision to tear down Rutherford Hall and replace it with a bigger dormitory. Support is growing to save the building.

UGA Hits New Minority Enrollment Mark

The state’s largest university is experiencing significant growth in the numbers of first-year minority student enrollment. That growth is the increase in black and Hispanic freshmen about to begin classes at the University of Georgia.

Dougherty Co. School Probe Ramps Up

Investigators say they will start focusing this week on possible cheating on standardized tests in Dougherty County schools.

No Tax-Free School Shopping

Back to school shopping is in full swing for families statewide.   But this marks a second-straight year shoppers are not getting a bonus at the register.  

Teachers And Parents Rally For Education In D.C.

Groups of public school teachers and parents from across the South are headed to Washington, D.C., this weekend. They’re going to protest federal and local education policies they say place too much emphasis on standardized tests.