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More Georgia Students Fail Math Graduation Exam

More Georgia high school juniors failed the math section of their graduation exam. Scores released by the state today show that sixteen percent of students who sat for the Georgia State High School Graduation Test for the first time this year flunked math. That’s up from 9 percent who failed the math section last year.

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Georgia Expands Nursing Education

With a projected statewide shortage of 38,000 nurses in the next ten years, the University System of Georgia has expanded the state’s nursing programs.

Georgia School Lunch Prices Will Jump
Georgia

Georgia School Lunch Prices Will Jump

Families in many Georgia schools will pay a bit more for school lunches beginning next school year. New federal regulations are forcing school districts across the state to raise school lunch prices by between a nickel and a quarter.

Bibb County, Ga., Students Eating Local
Georgia

Bibb County, Ga., Students Eating Local

Starting Wednesday school children in Macon will be getting more fresh fruits and vegetables. The produce will come from local farms.

Tennessee

Tennessee Teacher Survey Shows Satisfaction

A recent statewide teacher survey shows Tennessee educators are satisfied with the teaching and learning conditions of their school, according to the national New Teacher Center.

Tennessee

Tennessee Collective Bargaining Debate Reaches Senate Floor

A bill that would end teacher’s collective bargaining rights in Tennessee is scheduled for debate on the state senate floor tonight.

Georgia

Georgia Regents Want More Medical Residencies

Georgia’s University System wants more doctors to complete their residencies in the state. Meeting this week, a Board of Regents committee said the state needs to entice more hospitals to offer residency training for newly graduated doctors.

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SED Reporter Interviews Greg Mortenson

Bestselling author and internationally recognized education advocate Greg Mortenson recently spoke with SED reporter Dan Carsen. The interview took place at Birmingham’s Samford University shortly before media reports questioned Mortenson’s financial dealings and his accounts of his experiences in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the interview, Mortenson shares his thoughts on issues facing education in the South, including teacher pay and teacher tenure. Mortenson tells Carsen that education is at a turning point in the South and across the U.S.