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Ga. Board of Regents vote to increase tuition

The state Board of Regents has approved a proposal to raise tuition and fees for students at Georgia's public colleges and universities.

Charter schools dominate Ga. education debate

ATLANTA (AP) — State lawmakers spent the legislative session focusing on a fraction of the students in Georgia — those at a handful of charter schools created by a now-defunct commission.

Group says feds probing Georgia school discrimination

ATLANTA (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating claims of discrimination against students with disabilities in Georgia public school systems after a nonprofit group filed a complaint targeting the state's complex education funding formula, the group said Thursday.

Ga. lawmakers pass bill revoking teacher bonuses

Lawmakers have passed a bill that would revoke bonuses for Georgia teachers who cheat on standardized tests.

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Bill would bar illegal immigrants from colleges

A Georgia legislative committee on Monday voted to approve a bill that would bar illegal immigrants from state colleges, universities and technical schools.

Ga. voters to decide on charter schools in Nov.

Georgia voters will get a chance in November to decide whether to change the state Constitution to allow the state to create charter schools.

State House passes charter school legislation

The Georgia House has passed a constitutional amendment that would allow the state to create charter schools.

GOP scrambles to get votes for charter schools

ATLANTA -- House Republicans on Wednesday scrambled to win enough votes to pass a constitutional amendment that would allow them to create charter schools.

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Obama to waive No Child Left Behind for Ga.

President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.

Leader ‘thankful’ for charter amendment rejection

House lawmakers rejected Wednesday a proposed amendment to the state constitution giving the General Assembly the power to create new charter schools.

Cheating scandal leads Atlanta Public Schools to agree to pay back $363K in federal funds

Atlanta Public Schools has agreed to repay more than $363,000 in federal money the district won by teachers and administrators who cheated on tests, state officials said Friday.

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UGA professor, former AP executive Fink dies at 80

Conrad Fink, who taught generations of young journalists at the University of Georgia after a career as a foreign correspondent and executive for The Associated Press, died Saturday in Athens, Ga., at age 80.

Georgia ranks No. 7 in nation on new education report

Georgia ranks 7th in the nation for overall education quality, according to an Education Week report released Thursday.

Georgia sees jump in charter school enrollment

Georgia is among a handful of states leading the nation in adding charter schools.