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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.

UGA Cuts Late-Night Van Service

University of Georgia police say a van service designed to help students get home safely when they leave work or class alone at night has been discontinued.

Study Finds Low Test Standards

A new report released Wednesday by the National Center for Educational Statistics says Georgia’s state eighth grade reading exam is one of the least rigorous in the country when compared to a well-regarded federal exam.

UGA Marks Record Freshmen Class

The University of Georgia is expecting a record number of freshmen this fall. UGA officials said Monday that more than 5,000 freshmen are anticipated on campus when classes start next week. That's a 10 percent increase over last year.

State Will Apply For No Child Law Waiver

Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia will join a host of other states in seeking a waiver to the federal No Child Left Behind law.

Economy Looms In Sales Tax Votes

Chatham County school officials this week approved a list of projects to be funded by a proposed penny sales tax for education. Local voters will decide the tax this November but officials will have a few factors against them.