I've started a new weekly post curating the top education news headlines of the week. This list will appear every Friday afternoon for your convenience.

This week in education news for September 5, 2014 covers standardized testing, a new grant for science teachers and free digital textbooks available through the Georgia Department of Education website.

Fulton to Let Students Take Home Mobile Devices
Atlanta Journal Constitution 9/5/2014

Free Digital Textbooks Now Available Online Through Georgia Department of Education
Passion for Learning 9/4/2014

Georgia Governor Wants Computer Programming For High School Grads
Education News 9/4/2014

 Fort Valley State Announces Layoffs, Cuts After Enrollment Shortfalls
The Macon Telegraph 9/3/2014 

Standardized Tests Losing Impact in Georgia
The Augusta Chronicle 9/3/2014

Ga Science Teachers Encouraged to Apply for Grant
Education Week 9/2/2014

U.S. Secretary to Visit Georgia
Atlanta Journal Constitution 8/28/2014