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Teen Birth Rates Remain High in Georgia
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Teen Birth Rates Remain High in Georgia

For the third straight year, teen birth rates are falling in many states, including Georgia. The numbers come from a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. But the trend is not spreading to many rural counties, and programs created to address the problem have been cut.

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Georgia Ag School Planning Future

This week the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will begin plotting out its future. UGA officials want input from people all over the state.

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Macon, Ga. Schools Get Federal Dollars

This week four Georgia school systems learned they will not receive federal grants for schools through the “Promise Neighborhoods” program. But, Macon is getting a more than half a million dollars through the same initiative.

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal Paves Way For College

Middle Georgia educators have signed an agreement making it easier to move from technical school to a four year college. It’s part of a broader effort to increase graduation rates and improve the workforce.

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International Student Population Grows In Georgia

A new report by the International Education Exchange shows Georgia ranks 12th in the nation as a destination for foreign students attending college. Their numbers rose more than four percent in the last year.

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Georgia Nurses Can Soon Get PhDs

For the first time in Georgia nurses will be able to get a doctorate degree in nursing education to help train future nurses. The State Board of Regents approved the measure Wednesday. The program should help address a shortage of nursing professors.

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Shorter University Lifestyle Pledge Under Fire

Close to 3,000 people have signed an online petition asking Shorter University in Rome to reconsider a rule forcing employees to sign a personal lifestyle statement. Employees that fail to sign it risk termination.

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Georgia Student Loan Deadline Looms

Georgia college students have until Monday to apply for a low-interest loan. The state extended the deadline after giving out only half of the fund’s 20 million dollars.