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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.

Two Principals Deny Cheating

Two principals of Atlanta schools say cheating couldn't have occurred there because state test monitors were present.

Schools Probe Could Take Months

The South Georgia district attorney says an investigation into Baker County schools could take months. The probe comes after a local citizens’ group brought to light alleged financial mismanagement.

Baker Co. Schools' Finances Probed

The superintendent of Baker County schools says he takes full responsibility for his system now under investigation for financial problems.   Freddie Thompson says when he took over in January, the district was already in financial disarray.   

Local Boards Retain Control of Schools

The state board of education voted to let two struggling school boards retain control of their school systems. Atlanta and Coffee County schools are in danger of losing their accreditation due to their ineffective school boards.

State School Board Delays APS Decision

The Georgia Board of Education has delayed its vote on whether to remove members of the troubled Atlanta school board, while recommending to keep the Coffee County school board in place.