Three seniors at Central High School in Macon have each been awarded a $250,000 scholarship from the Gates Millennium Scholars program. The Gates Millennium Scholars program is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The University of Georgia has revamped its specialty license plate in the hopes of getting even more backers of Bulldog Nation to show their support. The new design features the university's iconic "G'' logo with the words "University of Georgia" in red.
Georgia is running out of money for a program that had public and private school advocates protesting three years ago. That's when lawmakers approved a tax credit that funds private schools. The credit has proved popular. And now that the state is closing in on the program's budget limit, private school advocates say, lawmakers should increase funding.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools may strip Atlanta Public Schools of its accreditation. This could put the 50,000-student district in danger of losing private grants and could keep students from gaining admission and winning scholarships at some colleges.