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Investigators Focus On Atlanta Test Cheating

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.

Georgia Governor Signs School Board Bill
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Georgia Governor Signs School Board Bill

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.

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Georgia School Districts Face Budget Challenges

Local school districts are in the midst of crafting their budgets for the next calendar year in the fall. But whether districts can avoid more teacher furloughs may depend on how much federal money they were able to save from last year.

Georgia Schools Boost Test Security
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Georgia Schools Boost Test Security

Some Georgia schools are beefing up their security for high-stakes testing.

Georgia Private Colleges Raise Tuition
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Georgia Private Colleges Raise Tuition

Students at Georgia’s private colleges and universities will see tuition rise in the fall.

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Georgia Board of Regents Set Tuition Tuesday

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.

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Stakes Rise For Georgia School Boards

A bill that would let the governor suspend school board members of systems currently in danger of losing accreditation awaits Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s signature.

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HIV Tests At Georgia Black Colleges

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.