Several Georgia school systems face scrutiny for possible cheating on the Criterion Referenced Competency Test. But the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is currently only looking into laws broken in the Atlanta Public School system.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday that will allow him to remove board members of school systems that are in danger of losing accreditation. He’s preparing to act on the bill if the Atlanta Public Schools do not regain full accreditation by July 1.
Tuition at Georgia’s universities is on the agenda for Tuesday’s Board of Regents meeting. The University System of Georgia is looking at about 200 million dollars less in the state budget next year. And the system’s chancellor has indicated a hike will be needed to offset some of that loss. This year, tuition increased by as much as 16 percent.
African Americans account for more than three-quarters of new HIV cases in Georgia. That is more than the nation overall, where nearly 50 percent of newly diagnosed patients are black. HIV infection is growing most rapidly in the south, which is why the Black AIDS Instituteand the state Department of Community Health are offering free HIV tests at five of Georgia’s historically black colleges and universities this week.