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Houston County BOE Approves to Continue SPLOST

The Houston County Board of Education approved a resolution to continue an education SPLOST. If the SPLOST is passed, funds will be used to update...

Study: Georgia Scholarship Law ‘Failed Experiment’

ATLANTA (AP) - An education nonprofit says Georgia's law givingtax breaks to people who donate to nonprofits designed to pay forpoor children to attend...

Vice President Calls for Action on School Dropout Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Vice President Joe Biden says the way to improve college graduation rates is to make high schools more rigorous academically and...

Obama Presses Congress on Rewriting Education Law

WASHINGTON  - President Barack Obama is making fresharguments for a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind law whilepaying tribute to student finalists in...

Why Some Parents Delay Kindergarten for a Year

Friends Anna and Carson are both old enough to go to kindergarten this year, but their parents held them back, essentially "redshirting" them. "We...

House Gives Final Passage to HOPE Overhaul

ATLANTA - An overhaul of the cash-strapped HOPE scholarship is headed to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature. The House on Thursday voted 136-32 to...

Obama: Bullying Should Not be Inevitable, Accepted

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama says children shouldn't have to accept bullying as an inevitable part of growing up. The president and first lady...

82% of U.S. Schools May be Labeled ‘Failing’

Education Secretary Arne Duncan says an estimated 82 percent of U.S. schools could be labeled as "failing" under the nation's No Child Left Behind...

Ga. School Board to Debate Math Curriculum Changes

ATLANTA  - The Georgia Board of Education is expected totake up a measure that would overhaul the state's much-criticizedmathematics curriculum. The measure would allow...

Turing Award goes to ‘Machine Learning’ Expert

SAN FRANCISCO - A Harvard University professor has beenawarded a top technology prize for research that has paved the wayfor computers that more closely...

Bill Would Mandate Video Cameras in School Buses

ATLANTA (AP) - Legislation introduced in the Georgia House wouldmandate that all school buses be equipped with video cameras sothat drivers can monitor student...

Bill Gates: Spending Cuts Don’t Have to Harm Learning

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says schoolscan improve the performance of students if they reward excellentteaching and place less emphasis on paying...