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More Students Study Foreign Languages

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.

APS Cheating Prompts Vigilance In Other Districts

The national spotlight on Atlanta’s school-cheating scandal has caused other school districts to take stock and begin taking action to prevent such widespread cheating in their schools.

Dougherty Co. Schools Probe To Continue

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.

Interim APS Superintendent Hired For Year

The troubled Atlanta Public School system has a new superintendent. The city’s school board today hired its interim leader, former University System of Georgia Chancellor Erroll Davis, to a one-year contract today.

College Launches New Scholarship

The College of Coastal Georgia has announced a new scholarship to help students amid state cuts to HOPE funds.

Unified School System To Get Vote

After decades of discussion, people in south Georgia’s Lowndes County will vote in November whether to unify the Valdosta and Lowndes county school systems.

Cheating Fallout Could Include Loss Of Teachers

Atlanta Public School’s interim superintendent Erroll Davis plans Thursday to present his plan for moving forward in the wake of a state investigation that found cheating at more than 40 schools.

Dougherty Schools Cleared of Cheating

Educators at nearly four dozen Atlanta elementary and middle schools cheated on standardized tests by either helping students or changing the answers once exams were handed in, according to the results of a yearlong state investigation released Tuesday.

Widespread Cheating Found In Atlanta Schools

Teachers and principals at more than 40 of Atlanta’s roughly 100 public schools cheated on state standardized tests in 2009. That’s the conclusion of a state investigation whose results were made public Tuesday by Governor Nathan Deal.

State Charter Schools Commission Defunct

The Georgia Charter Schools Commission has shut down operations. Since the state Supreme Court ruled in May it was unconstitutional, the commission closed Thursday with the beginning of the new fiscal year.