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$9.9M of state education grant could be in jeopardy

State School Superintendent John Barge responded to the U.S. Education Department initiating procedures to withhold $9.9 milllion from Georgia’s Race to the Top grant over state delays in putting a teacher evaluation program in place that weighs student performance and includes merit pay.

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GGC to ship textbooks to Tanzania

Georgia Gwinnett College faculty members are shipping about 200 pounds of textbooks to a new college in Tanzania at the request of a former colleague.

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Coca-Cola gives Albany State $50,000 scholarships grant

The Coca-Cola Foundation on Friday presented Albany State University President Everette Freeman with a $50,000 check to be split among four ASU students as First Generation Scholarships.

Initiative prepares students for 'global marketplace'

A state-chartered not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting educational excellence in the state announced today it is working with the Georgia Department of Education to implement an initiative which enhances students' abilities to compete in the global market place and bring more jobs to the state.

Book tells of life at UGA through student newspaper

Graduates of the University of Georgia may be interested in a new book about the college culled from the pages of The Red and Black, the student newspaper. "Dear Old U-G-A" is a history of students life reflected on the pages of the student newspaper.

Ga. students miss ACT exam when proctor is a no-show

ACT took full responsibility Monday for a testing debacle that left students without ACT exams to score.

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Former UGA president to lead business school

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that former University of Georgia president Charles Knapp will lead the college's business school for the next year.

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Rockdale schools honored for serving local food

Rockdale County Public Schools was one of 25 school districts in the state honored for increasing the amount of local food served to students.

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Students in Lee Co. search skies for asteroids

Late last month, an asteroid the size of a city block passed within 600,000 miles of Earth. When you couple that with the bus-sized asteroid that exploded over Russia last month, it makes one wonder if the planet is suddenly under attack from near-Earth objects whizzing around our small blue speck in the cosmos.

UGA residence hall to be named after Busbee

University expected to name East Campus Village building after former Ga. governor who died in 2004.

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Governor visits Conyers school to kick off reading event

Conyers' Pine Street Elementary welcomed Gov. Nathan Deal and his wife Monday to kick off Read Across Georgia month.

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U.S. high school graduation rate up sharply, but red flags abound

For the first time in decades, the United States is making steady gains in the number of high school students earning diplomas, putting it on pace to reach a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020, according to a new analysis released Monday.

Complaint alleges Ga. scholarships skirt law

A scholarship program designed to help children escape failing public schools and afford private education may be abused to aid children of scholarship donors, according to a complaint to be filed with tax officials obtained by The Associated Press.

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2 dead in bus crash into overpass at Miami airport

At Miami International Airport, two large signs warn drivers of large vehicles not to pass beneath the 8-foot-6 inch concrete overpass. Authorities say two passengers are dead and others have been critically injured after a too-tall charter bus smashed into the overpass, crumpling metal.

Charter school amendment divides GA tea partyers

Several tea party activists have come out in support of the plan that would allow the state to impanel a new commission authorized to create and regulate independent charter schools.