Education


APS to get deeds to 7 more properties after city council OKs deed transfers

Atlanta City Council on Monday agreed to transfer deeds to seven more properties to Atlanta Public Schools. Council voted Monday to give the school district the deeds to five current and former elementary school sites: Morris Brandon, Humphries, Bethune, E.S.Jackson, and D.H. Stanton, now known as Barack and Michelle Obama Academy; as well as the deeds to Frederick Douglass High School and Walden...


Watch: Jimmy Carter delivers commencement speech at Liberty University

Watch: Jimmy Carter delivers commencement speech at Liberty University

Graduation season is in full effect, and students across the country will be listening to words of encouragement from their professors, fellow students and other influencers. Liberty University students will hear from a special guest: former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.  » RELATED: Photos: Jimmy Carter through the years Earlier this year, the Virginia institution announced that the...
Atlanta school systems vary widely in giving public information

Atlanta school systems vary widely in giving public information

The city of Atlanta is under a criminal investigation into whether officials deliberately delayed information requested by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News. The revelation about such tactics wasn’t surprising to reporters regularly requesting information from agencies they cover. The AJC’s education reporters request information from metro Atlanta’s...
Local activists host vigil for Santa Fe school shooting victims

Local activists host vigil for Santa Fe school shooting victims

A local activist group that called for a changes to gun laws after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting is organizing an Atlanta vigil Saturday for the victims of the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas. The Georgia Students Alliance For Social Justice will hold a vigil at 8 p.m. Saturday at Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington St. SW.   “We are having a vigil (Saturday) to remember...

Opinion: Greater choice will mean more Ga. graduates

When one Georgia child in five is not graduating high school, it’s a distress signal. Not everyone is destined for college, but those dropouts’ untapped potential represents a loss of economic opportunity and, potentially, a taxpayer burden. Too many consider this an education funding problem. The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement issues a “Financial Efficiency Star...

Opinion: Smart investment in schools benefits us all

Gov. Nathan Deal and Georgia lawmakers recently agreed to use a state budget surplus to increase our state’s investment in education by about $186 million for FY19. It’s the first time since 2002 the state has fully funded the Quality Basic Education formula. According to the latest Census Bureau data on nationwide student expenditures, Georgia ranked 38th in per-pupil spending. This move...
Chick-fil-A to offer $1.35 million in scholarships in Atlanta

Chick-fil-A to offer $1.35 million in scholarships in Atlanta

Chick-fil-A will award $1.35 million in educational scholarships to 543 of its employees in Atlanta this year. The Atlanta-based company announced a $5.7 million increase in scholarship funds to its employees this year, bringing to $14.5 million the amount to be disbursed to employees across the nation. The funds will help approximately 5,700 employees pay for their college education. According...
Florida teacher accused of drowning raccoons, opossum in science class placed on leave

Florida teacher accused of drowning raccoons, opossum in science class placed on leave

A teacher in Ocala, Florida was placed on administrative leave Monday after allegedly drowning two raccoons and an opossum with the help of students in an agricultural science class. » RELATED: Caged tiger at Florida prom prompts backlash over ‘exploiting animals CBS affiliate WKMG published a 14-second video showing a group of students in teacher Dewie Brewton’s class at Forest...
Clark Atlanta University announces $2 million scholarship

Clark Atlanta University announces $2 million scholarship

Clark Atlanta University announced Thursday a $2 million scholarship and a gift of more than 114 rare books valued at approximately $127,000. The Charles S. Ackerman Memorial Scholarship will cover tuition for full-time undergraduate students of Clark Atlanta University who are citizens or permanent U.S. residents, the university said in a news release. Ten sophomores will be selected...
Diverse field in Gwinnett school board race could bring a first

Diverse field in Gwinnett school board race could bring a first

The upcoming Gwinnett County school board election could prove to be a historic moment, amid the dramatic shift in the county’s racial makeup and complaints that elected offices don’t reflect that change. More minority candidates than ever before are running in the primary. Two white Republicans and two black Democrats are running for each of the open seats in Districts 2 and 4. Gwinnett...
Some Georgia college presidents to get raises

Some Georgia college presidents to get raises

Seven college presidents in Georgia will soon see more money in their paychecks. The University System of Georgia (USG) announced Thursday merit increases to the presidents of the University of Georgia, Georgia State University and five other institutions. The other 19 presidents will not get salary increases, officials said. USG officials said the decision-making process by which presidents received...
Lakeside High valedictorian didn’t take her classes there

Lakeside High valedictorian didn’t take her classes there

Lakeside High School’s valedictorian won’t be giving a speech during Tuesday’s commencement ceremony at the Georgia World Congress Center. In fact, Neha Sehgal won’t even be there, organizers said. Neha technically is the school’s top student, but she never took classes at the school. She is taking dual-enrollment courses full-time at a college in Gwinnett County. Last...
See the graduation schedule for Clayton County Schools in 2018

See the graduation schedule for Clayton County Schools in 2018

Clayton County will celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2018 in ceremonies from May 24 to May 26. The CCPS Board of Education approved the graduation schedule back on Nov. 6. All graduations will take place at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) in College Park with the exception of Perry Career Academy and Elite Scholar Academy. Here is the complete list of dates and...
Here is the complete 2018 graduation schedule for Henry County Schools

Here is the complete 2018 graduation schedule for Henry County Schools

Congratulation, Henry County seniors. You have survived the last four years of tests, papers and assignments. Now it’s time to celebrate your Class of 2018. All graduations for the county will be held on May 25 and at each school’s stadium. Here are the times each school will host its graduation.  Dutchtown High School, Friday, May 25, 8 p.m., DHS Bulldog Stadium Eagle’s Landing...
What Atlanta Public School valedictorians would tell a freshman

What Atlanta Public School valedictorians would tell a freshman

Each year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution asks some of the best and brightest high school graduates from our region to share a litte of their younthful wisdom with other students and readers. Here are two valedictorians from Atlanta Public Schools. School: Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School Extracurricular Activities: Chess Club (president), Garden Club (vice president), Photography Club, Anime...
Some metro Atlanta colleges adjust graduation plans due to rain 

Some metro Atlanta colleges adjust graduation plans due to rain 

With rain in the forecast for the next nine days, some metro Atlanta colleges and universities are changing their graduation plans. READ | GSU students ‘heartbroken’ after rain cuts graduation short Georgia Piedmont Technical College announced that its graduation ceremony would be held at Springfield Baptist Church, located at 1877 Iris Drive S.E. in Conyers. The ceremony...
Ga Piedmont Tech moves commencement location

Ga Piedmont Tech moves commencement location

Georgia Piedmont Technical College is moving its commencement because of the threat of inclement weather. The ceremony will be held at Springfield Baptist Church, 1877 Iris Drive in Conyers. It was previously scheduled to be held at the James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston. The time and date of the commencement, 9 a.m. Saturday, has not changed. Georgia Gwinnett College announced it&rsquo...
Georgia educators’ association reaffirms opposition to arming teachers

Georgia educators’ association reaffirms opposition to arming teachers

As school districts wind down for the end of the academic year, school safety remains a topic on the minds of many people. Both the state Senate and House of Representatives have recently formed committees to look for solutions and explore best practices. And just Wednesday, the Georgia Association of Educators reaffirmed its stance against authorizing teachers to carry guns on campus. &ldquo...
This high school prank is ‘one of the best’ Wisconsin cops have ever seen

This high school prank is ‘one of the best’ Wisconsin cops have ever seen

The end of the school year not only signifies graduation ceremonies, it’s also the time for pranks. One Wisconsin high school recently pulled off one that even impressed local police.  » RELATED: Metro Atlanta well represented on list of best high schools in the U.S. A group of seniors at Cumberland High School, located in the town of Cumberland, left their mark with a faux...
Georgia Gwinnett College moving graduation due to rain

Georgia Gwinnett College moving graduation due to rain

Georgia Gwinnett College is moving its commencement ceremony off-campus due to forecasted rain. READ | It took 2 days to rescue this pet peacock from a Gwinnett tree The college announced on Twitter that graduation would be at the Infinite Energy Center on Thursday, May 17. The college typically holds commencement outdoors on its Lawrenceville campus’ main lawn. The ceremony will still...
Georgia Southern University president resigns

Georgia Southern University president resigns

Georgia Southern University is looking for a new president. Jaimie Hebert will step down as president of the university, effective June 30, to pursue other opportunities, University System of Georgia (USG) officials announced Wednesday. Hebert has been a candidate for positions in at least two other states in recent weeks, according to published news reports. His current annual salary and benefits...
University of North Georgia to offer cybersecurity degree

University of North Georgia to offer cybersecurity degree

The Georgia Board of Regents on Tuesday approved the University of North Georgia’s proposal to create a cybersecurity degree program. The degree is part of an effort that could enhance the university’s credentials as a hub for cybersecurity. All 14 U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia signed a letter last month urging the House’s Armed Services Committee to put funding for...
Kennesaw State is running a gas leak drill on campus, so don’t panic

Kennesaw State is running a gas leak drill on campus, so don’t panic

If there’s a bunch of intense hazardous material trucks Wednesday on the Kennesaw State University campus, don’t freak out. KSU public safety officials, Atlanta Gas workers and Cobb County firefighters are holding a large gas leak drill on campus. READ | Your Cobb guide to early voting for Georgia’s May 22 primary elections Campus police didn’t give an exact time, but they...
Georgia Regents announce areas for new degree program

Georgia Regents announce areas for new degree program

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley announced Tuesday the first two areas of study for its new “Nexus” degree program: blockchain technology and data analysis. The Nexus degree, announced in February, is aimed at working directly with leaders in high-demand industries to better prepare students for the workforce. Students must complete 18 credit hours...
Clayton schools holds job fair

Clayton schools holds job fair

The Clayton County School system will be holding a job fair for non-teaching employees Thursday, May 17. The system will be hiring paraprofessionals, maintenance and custodial workers, school nurses and medical assistants, substitute bus drivers, substitute bus monitors, nutrition workers and others.  Applicants should bring a resume. On-site interviews will be conducted.  The job fair will...
House school safety committee has first meeting

House school safety committee has first meeting

If nothing else, the first meeting of the House Study Committee on School Security showed how important the issue has become since the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida. The state had passed over 40 laws regarding safety and discipline in Georgia’s 2,299 public schools. But it was the death of 17 students and staff at the hands of an alleged mentally ill gunman that put a new intensity on it...
DeKalb Schools announce budget hearings

DeKalb Schools announce budget hearings

DeKalb County School District officials announced several public comment sessions as they work toward finalizing the 2018-2019 budget. District officials have proposed a $1 billion budget for the second consecutive year. The public is invited to speak during a budget hearing at 5:30 p.m., before the DeKalb County Board of Education’s monthly business meeting. All meetings will be held at the...
Victims see flaws in campus sex assault investigations

Victims see flaws in campus sex assault investigations

A University of Georgia student was in the campus library in March when she saw the classmate she said sexually assaulted her six months earlier. The university had suspended the male student for one year after investigating and finding that he was responsible for unwanted sexual contact. He should not have been on campus, said Nancy Syrop, the female student’s attorney. She declined to give...
These candidates have the biggest bankroll in the Georgia schools superintendent’s race

These candidates have the biggest bankroll in the Georgia schools superintendent’s race

Five men are vying for Georgia's top education job, and two of them — both of the Republicans — already have experience as state schools superintendent.  Incumbent Richard Woods is defending the seat against John Barge, who left after one term in an unsuccessful 2014 bid to replace Gov. Nathan Deal. A central plank of Barge's gubernatorial campaign was more money for...
Kempner: How this selfie sensation from Cobb took 49 years to graduate

Kempner: How this selfie sensation from Cobb took 49 years to graduate

Larry Johnson is a grandfatherly looking Cobb County guy whose college graduation selfie went viral. “My goal was to graduate before I reached 100 years of age. I made it with 33 years to spare,” he tweeted just before his Georgia State University ceremony began Thursday. It took him 49 years to graduate. Johnson, 66, started taking classes at Georgia State in the fall of 1969. Over the...
All boys, all girls, more learning? Atlanta school tests idea

All boys, all girls, more learning? Atlanta school tests idea

The Genesis Innovation Academy, a single-gender experiment housing girls and boys in different buildings, separated by a playground, won’t see immediate double-digit gains in reading and math, or miraculous grade improvements among its students. It’s frustrating, founder Gavin Samms said recently. The culture change Samms had hoped for, alongside academic proficiency increases, was...
Another Georgia school district joins the movement to arm teachers

Another Georgia school district joins the movement to arm teachers

The Fannin County Board of Education approved arming teachers Thursday, becoming the second system in the state to make that move. The county is on the Tennessee border. It’s 3,212 students and faculty of 179 are dispersed among three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. It has about about half the number of students as Laurens County schools, which became the first school...
Here is the complete DeKalb County school graduation schedule for 2018

Here is the complete DeKalb County school graduation schedule for 2018

DeKalb County seniors have put in hard work for the past four years.  Now it’s time for them to celebrate. DeKalb County School District will host graduations for high schools the week of May 21 through May 26.  All ceremonies will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. Here is the complete schedule: Lithonia High School, 10 a.m. Elizabeth Andrews High School...
Here is when Cobb County high schools will hold 2018 graduations

Here is when Cobb County high schools will hold 2018 graduations

Well, Cobb seniors, you’ve done it.  After four years of endless tests and papers, high school graduation is finally here.  The county will celebrate your Class of 2018 with ceremonies across the county from May 22 through May 26. Here are the complete dates, times and locations for the district’s high schools. Osborne High School, 3:30 p.m., KSU Convocation Center Walton High...
‘Fake cop’ followed Gwinnett teens home from school, driver says

‘Fake cop’ followed Gwinnett teens home from school, driver says

A man posing as an undercover police officer followed two teenage girls home from Mill Creek High School this week, Channel 2 Action News reported. READ | Gwinnett student charged with punching teacher, cop Sydney Purcell was driving to her Dacula home with her sister in the passenger seat when she noticed a pickup truck following her. The driver had a flashing blue light on his dashboard and was...
Here is Fulton County Schools’ 2018 graduation schedule

Here is Fulton County Schools’ 2018 graduation schedule

Fulton County Schools will celebrate the Class of 2018 with high school graduations over the next few weeks. Graduations will take place at multiple venues throughout the county from May 17 until May 25.  Here are the dates, times and locations for the district’s high schools:  Alpharetta High School, May 24 at 7 p.m., Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Banneker High School, May 18, 7...
Georgia’s limited access to early education causes concern

Georgia’s limited access to early education causes concern

Most Georgia public school students don’t master reading early enough to give them a strong chance of success the rest of their school careers, a trend that has so alarmed superintendents, CEOs and even former military leaders that they are calling it a threat to the state’s economy and even to national security. Students are taking the Georgia Milestones tests right now, and last year...
Georgia Piedmont Tech gets interim president

Georgia Piedmont Tech gets interim president

Glen Cannon, the president of Gwinnett Technical College, has been tapped as interim president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College, officials announced Thursday. Cannon replaces Jabari Simama, who was hired in September 2012 and leaves office, effective Friday. Cannon starts Monday. The Technical College System of Georgia last month launched an ongoing review of Georgia Piedmont Tech&rsquo...
Here is when metro Atlanta school systems get out for summer break

Here is when metro Atlanta school systems get out for summer break

Nothing says summer vacation like warm weather and the opening of amusement parks. And for students in metro Atlanta schools, the last day of school is almost here. Most Georgia schools operate on a 180-day calendar. Many districts adjusted their calendars to fit in make-up days for school missed during tropical and snow storms earlier in the school year,  Still, the last day of school for...
The graduate: 14-year-old Cobb student earns associate degree

The graduate: 14-year-old Cobb student earns associate degree

Matthew McKenzie’s black graduation gown for his college commencement was a little oversized. Well, he turned 14 last month. Matthew, who lives in the Acworth area, received his associate degree Thursday from Chattahoochee Technical College. He enrolled there two years ago, taking classes as part of the state’s dual enrollment program, which allows high school students to get college...
Gwinnett student charged with punching teacher, cop

Gwinnett student charged with punching teacher, cop

A Norcross High School student was arrested Monday after punching a school resource officer and a teacher, a police report said. The 17-year-old student was charged with battery on a school teacher or other school personnel and willful obstruction of law enforcement, both felonies; and disruption of public schools and simple battery, which are misdemeanors.  The AJC is not naming the student...
Cobb freshman to represent Georgia in Google Doodle art competition

Cobb freshman to represent Georgia in Google Doodle art competition

One Marietta student might soon find her art on the front page of Google.  Aspiring artist and Pope High School freshman Helena Soriano has been announced as Georgia’s winner for Google’s annual “Doodle 4 Google” competition. Soriano, now a state finalist, will compete in the national contest against nine other 8th and 9th-graders across the country. Competing artists...
DeKalb Schools teacher waiver to include certification stipulation

DeKalb Schools teacher waiver to include certification stipulation

The DeKalb County School District’s new human resources chief is prioritizing teacher certification, something her predecessor did not see as an imperative. Officials have been meeting with the district’s uncertified teachers to get an understanding for the support they need in attaining their credentials, Chief Human Capital Management Officer Bernice Gregory said. “We are...
Nominate the best teachers in metro Atlanta

Nominate the best teachers in metro Atlanta

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is taking nominations for its annual Celebrating Teachers awards. Last year, friends, family, students and co-workers nominated 375 teachers who went above and beyond the call of duty to work with their students and make sure they are successful. Ten teachers from across the metro Atlanta area were chosen and honored at a celebratory dinner for their work...
Weather forces change in graduation ceremony for Georgia Piedmont

Weather forces change in graduation ceremony for Georgia Piedmont

Georgia Piedmont Technical College has had to make a quick changed in the location for its commencement ceremony Saturday because of bad weather. The new location is Springfield Baptist Church at 1877 Iris Drive SE, in Conyers at 9 a.m. The commencement had been scheduled at the outdoor James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston.
Georgia superintendent candidates say schools need more money

Georgia superintendent candidates say schools need more money

They don’t agree on whether Georgia is doing well with its schools, but all the candidates for the state’s top education job say the same thing about money: There isn’t enough. Even the two Republicans say funding for schools is among their top priorities. Both have unrivaled experience among the five hopefuls, having served in the job already. The experience allows them to argue...
Hopeful students’ purgatory: the dreaded college wait list

Hopeful students’ purgatory: the dreaded college wait list

Students headed to college this coming fall have plunked down several hundred dollars — or at least their parent have — to hold a spot in a college that has accepted them for the fall semester. Some of that money is going to be forfeited. That’s because many students apply to multiple colleges and get accepted by one or more, but some students also get put on the dreaded wait list...
Fulton valedictorian: Be the best version of yourself

Fulton valedictorian: Be the best version of yourself

Metro Atlanta high school seniors are turning their tassels this month, and the members of the class of 2018 are ready to embark on the next chapter of their lives. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will feature some of the region’s brighter students — class valedictorians — in the next weeks, and let them give us their parting words of advice. Some of the responses were edited for...
Metro Atlanta well represented on U.S.  News list of best high schools

Metro Atlanta well represented on U.S.  News list of best high schools

More than 30 of the Georgia high schools on this year’s U.S. News & World Report list of best in the country, and seven of the state’s top 10, are in metro Atlanta.  Georgia ranked 18th among states, tied with Virginia, for the percentage of  schools making the “best” list. Eighty-four Georgia high schools, about 14 percent, got there. Gwinnett County, the ...
7 Fulton County high schools among U.S. News & World Report’s best

7 Fulton County high schools among U.S. News & World Report’s best

Milton’s Cambridge High School ranks as Fulton County’s top high school, U.S. News & World Report announced Wednesday in its annual list of best high schools in the country.  Fulton County saw seven of its schools place among the best in the country, as it also did last year, with all falling in the top 15 among Georgia high schools. Cambridge was No. 250 on the list of best schools...
Two Clayton County schools make top high school list

Two Clayton County schools make top high school list

Two Clayton County public schools again scored bragging rights by ranking among the state’s top high schools. Elite Scholars Academy and Martha Ellen Stillwell School for the Performing Arts were ranked 33rd and 36th, respectively, in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of the best high schools in Georgia. Both schools rose in the rankings. Last year, Elite ranked 41st in Georgia and...
Decatur High School makes U.S. News “best” list

Decatur High School makes U.S. News “best” list

Decatur High School is ranked 16th in Georgia in this year’s U.S. News & World Report “best” high schools list. Georgia ranked 18th among states, tied with Virginia, for the percentage of listed schools. Eighty-four Georgia high schools, about 14 percent, got there. The list categorizes the best schools as gold, silver or bronze medal winners, with gold and silver awards reflecting...
Cherokee, Fayette, Forsyth, Hall have schools on list of nation’s best 

Cherokee, Fayette, Forsyth, Hall have schools on list of nation’s best 

Forsyth and Cherokee Counties each had four high schools on this year’s U.S. News & World Report list of the best in the country. That was the highest number among the Georgia school districts outside of metro Atlanta. U.S., News categorizes the best schools as winners of gold, silver or bronze medals, and the schools on the list from Forsyth, Cherokee, Fayette and Hall counties were...
Gwinnett County schools make U.S. News ‘best’ list

Gwinnett County schools make U.S. News ‘best’ list

Of the 21 high schools in the Gwinnett County School District, 10 are included in U.S. News and World Report's rankings of the nation's best public schools.  The annual rankings measure schools in four major categories: student-teacher ratio, college readiness, math proficiency and English proficiency. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology is Gwinnett County's top-ranked...
DeKalb Schools: 3 high schools among nation’s best, says U.S. News & World Report

DeKalb Schools: 3 high schools among nation’s best, says U.S. News & World Report

DeKalb School of the Arts ranks as DeKalb County’s top high school, U.S. News & World Report announced Wednesday in its annual list of best high schools in the country.   DeKalb School of the Arts was No. 75 on the list of best schools in the country, improving last year’s ranking of No. 89. It was the second best school in the state, behind the Gwinnett School of Mathematics...
More Georgia schools may authorize armed teachers by month’s end

More Georgia schools may authorize armed teachers by month’s end

By the end of the month, there may be three more Georgia school districts that will let school staff members bring weapons to school. Last month, Laurens County schools voted to train teacher volunteers to carry guns on campus. Others are considering it, and at least three Georgia school systems are scheduled to vote on a similar step this month, while others decided against arming teachers...
DeKalb Schools rehires one bus driver fired in sickout aftermath

DeKalb Schools rehires one bus driver fired in sickout aftermath

A DeKalb County School District bus driver returned to work Monday, several weeks after at least seven were fired by Superintendent Steve Green for promoting or encouraging a sickout that crippled transportation operations. District officials confirmed one of several drivers who received hand-delivered notes signed by Green was again working for the district. No reason was given for the about-face...
Atlanta school board approves position cuts, tentative budget

Atlanta school board approves position cuts, tentative budget

The Atlanta school board tentatively approved an $815 million general fund budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.  The budget received its first of two approvals Monday by a 7-1 vote, with Byron Amos opposed. Michelle Olympiadis abstained from the vote; she did not publicly explain her reason for doing so. Earlier in the meeting, Amos said he opposed a staffing plan to abolish...
Gwinnett streamlines kindergarten registration process

Gwinnett streamlines kindergarten registration process

As the largest school district in the state, Gwinnett County Public Schools has more than 10,000 kindergartners enroll every year — more than the entire study body of most systems. With so many youngsters starting school at once, administrators came up with a method to make the process smoother. In its second full year of implementation, the Kindergarten Readiness Entry Profile allows educators...
Metro Atlanta school bus drivers wage battle for better pay, benefits

Metro Atlanta school bus drivers wage battle for better pay, benefits

DeKalb Schools Superintendent Steve Green’s decision to fire seven bus drivers after nearly 400 called in sick two weeks ago was a turning point in a symbolic effort from drivers seeking better benefits and treatment. Green has lauded the drivers for what he calls their critical role in the district’s mission to educate its children. However, in recent years, drivers say they have struggled...
Berry College gets $1.2 million grant to train more STEM teachers

Berry College gets $1.2 million grant to train more STEM teachers

The federal National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant to Berry College to train teachers in science, technology, engineering and math, the college announced last week. It’s the largest federal grant in the college’s history, Berry officials said. Most of the grant money will go toward scholarships for students who enter the program in their junior and senior years to...
Kennesaw State grows high-tech gaming program

Kennesaw State grows high-tech gaming program

Kennesaw State University senior Derek Martin was in a windowless classroom on a recent afternoon, having a blast as he stared at a computer screen. Martin, 22, was playing video games as part of his classwork. More specifically, he was playing video games he created. His friends, Martin said of his studies, think it’s very cool. Martin is one of 417 students majoring in the university&rsquo...
Tuition stable at GA colleges, but living costs going up

Tuition stable at GA colleges, but living costs going up

Many Georgia college students got some good news when the state’s Board of Regents voted at its April meeting to not raise tuition next school year — but that doesn’t mean students won’t be paying more to go to school this fall. The cost to live on campus at most public colleges and universities is going up. The average increase is 2.5 to 3 percent for some dorms, about $50...
Armed teachers become a reality in Georgia

Armed teachers become a reality in Georgia

The school shooting in Parkland, Fla., convinced school Superintendent Daniel Brigman that his plan to arm teachers and other Laurens County, Ga., school personnel needed to go beyond the idea phase. “I’ve had this discussion repeatedly with different boards of education for the last 14 years,” Brigman said. His school district is southeast of Macon and the first in Georgia to make...
Starbucks officials say “failure of leadership” led to controversial arrests

Starbucks officials say “failure of leadership” led to controversial arrests

Two top Starbucks leaders said in a meeting in Atlanta on Thursday the company will overhaul its hiring and promotion practices after apologizing for the arrests last month of two black men in one of its Philadelphia stores. Company chairman Howard Schultz and chief operating officer Rosalind Gates Brewer answered questions about the controversial incident during a 90-minute town hall meeting at...
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