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SC panel approves compromise on teaching evolution

Posted: 07/29/2014 - A six-member panel voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend the compromise to the full state Board of Education and Education Oversight Committee. Approval from both is needed for any change to education standards.

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Georgia releases student growth tool

Posted: 07/24/2014 - The information and a new online tool focus on how students improved from year to year and in certain subjects compared to their peers.

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Historically black colleges face uncertain future

Updated: 07/23/2014 - But as enrollment and funding have declined for many of these institutions, the challenges of remaining open have increased. Five such schools have shut down in the last 20 years and about a dozen have had accreditation issues.

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Ex-SC State trustee asks judge to drop convictions

Updated: 07/22/2014 - Jonathan Pinson says in court documents filed last week that prosecutors failed to prove the allegations against him. If the convictions are not dropped, Pinson wants a new trial. He says jurors were confused.

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Opinions heated on next Richmond County school superintendent

Updated: 07/15/2014 - The search is on for a new Richmond County school superintendent, and they're getting close to having the final three. Dr. Frank Roberson's contract will be up in August, but before the board makes their choice, they released a survey to get your ideas on who should be next. Even though more than 1,500 people took the survey, some don't think their opinions will even matter.

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Ed Dept. removes Tweet with movie scene

Posted: 06/25/2014 - The Education Department is apologizing for a Tweet depicting a scene from the movie "Bridesmaids" with the words "Help me. I'm poor" on it as part of an effort to get students to apply for federal aid.

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Trial in FAMU hazing case pushed back to September

Updated: 06/16/2014 - A judge has pushed the trial of five remaining defendants charged in the hazing death of a FAMU drum major back three months to allow defense attorneys more time to prepare.

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Deal shakes up Ga. child welfare agency

Posted: 06/12/2014 - Amy Jacobs, currently a senior policy adviser at that office, will replace Cagle as interim commissioner of the Department of Early Care and Learning.

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Ga. department awarding life sciences grant

Posted: 06/05/2014 - Officials said Wednesday the grant is available to third, fourth and fifth grade teachers in public and private schools. Department officials say the grant is funded by the Environmental Resource Network, a friends group of the department's Nongame Conservation Section.

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