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.
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.
Atlanta Public Schools interim Superintendent Erroll Davis has sent letters home to all 178 employees implicated in the system's cheating scandal, informing them they can resign next week or face being fired.
Georgia is applying for more federal "Race to the Top" money, this time for early learning.
Erin Hames, deputy chief of staff for Governor Nathan Deal, said Thursday the state has filed a letter of intent with the federal government that it will apply for the money.
More Georgia students are now studying foreign languages. Two years ago, 17 percent of public high school students were enrolled in language classes. Last year that number jumped to nearly a quarter of all high school students studying global languages.
Governor Nathan Deal says a state probe into possible cheating on standardized tests in Dougherty County schools will continue. The decision will keep two special investigators on the job to complete the probe they began nearly a year ago.