Dozens of people trekked to the top of Stone Mountain Wednesday afternoon to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Stone Mountain was one of the places Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. mentioned by name in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech that day.
Chancellor Hank Huckaby, head of the University System of Georgia, had planned to discuss a controversial policy on undocumented students attending state colleges, but decided against it because of a newly-filed lawsuit on the issue.
An Atlanta-based immigration attorney planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against Georgia’s Board of Regents. Currently, a Regents policy requires illegal immigrants to pay out-of-state tuition at the state’s colleges and universities, even if they graduated from a Georgia high school.
Georgia students are performing better on statewide standardized tests, according to results released Tuesday. The rising scores come as the state prepares to shift to tougher federal testing standards.
A former Georgia Tech student has pleaded guilty after prosecutors accused him of hacking into the school's computer system to change his grades. The state attorney general's office says Shayan Panjwani pleaded guilty Wednesday in Fulton County Superior Court to two counts of computer trespass.
Authorities say Georgia nonprofit agencies had to return millions of dollars to taxpayers who wanted to donate money to the popular Georgia Tax Credit Scholarship Program. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the lure of receiving a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for contributions made to support scholarships for public school students seeking a private school education had more people donating faster than ever.
Every adult who works in a school is now legally mandated to report bullying if he or she sees it. So educators want to make sure that they know how to spot the behavior — and how they should respond when they do.
There’s a football video game educators want your kids to play. The effort will get the game into every middle and high school in Georgia. On Tuesday a group of Atlanta-area students played a game of Financial Football with Falcons star receiver Roddy White, and Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle.
Atlanta Public Schools officials say they plan to offer extra help to struggling students in the wake of a cheating scandal that has rocked the district. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that current intervention programs designed to help students during the school day will be increased from 12 weeks to 25 weeks and expanded from 58 to all 100 schools.
Georgia's performance on the ACT college-entrance exam was flat this year as the number of students taking the test rose. Data released Wednesday shows that 21 percent of graduating seniors in Georgia met college-ready standards for English, math, reading and science. That trails the national average of 25 percent.