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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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Superintendent: No wrongdoing at Laney High School

Updated: 07/16/2014 - After an investigation into possible fraudulent grade changes for more than 100 seniors at Laney High School, the superintendent said there was no wrongdoing.

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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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Board approves new principals for Laney, Josey High School

Posted: 05/29/2014 - Two local high schools have new principals, one at Laney, the other at Josey. The board approved the Superintendent's recommendation to make Dr. Brenda Taylor the new principal at Laney. Isaac Lee will take over at Josey.

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Westside senior walks at graduation despite gunshot wound

Updated: 05/28/2014 - Terriona Searles was shot in the leg while she was running away from gunfire at a private graduation party Sunday night at the James Brown Arena. Wednesday, she was back at the scene of the crime to get her diploma.

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GRU to study oil extracted from marijuana with MOU signing

Updated: 05/27/2014 - The State of Georgia, GW Pharmaceuticals, and Georgia Regents University-Augusta announced they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to study GW’s investigational cannabidiol (CBD) product Epidiolex® in the treatment of children with medication-resistant epilepsies, according to a release.

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