education

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Parents Accuse Biology Assignment Made ‘African-American Children Look Ugly’

A high school biology assignment is causing controversy after parents say dark features were portrayed in a negative way.

03/20/2015

education dropouts

Study: Kids Who Start Kindergarten At Older Age More Likely To Drop Out, Commit Crimes

Children born just after the cut off date for enrolling in kindergarten are more likely to drop out of high school before graduation and to commit serious crimes.

03/20/2015

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Jeb Bush Says All Students Must Be Held To High Expectations

Jeb Bush told Georgia lawmakers Thursday that the nation’s education system must have high expectations of children. Democrats took the opportunity during the former Florida governor’s visit to criticize his opposition to an increase in the federal minimum wage.

03/19/2015

education finance

Legislators Propose Temporarily Closing South Carolina’s Only Public Historically Black College

Continued questions over its finances prompted a House budget-writing panel to propose temporarily closing the state’s only public historically black college.

02/11/2015

snow days georgia

Forsyth County Does Away With Traditional Snow Days

Students lost a week of school because of cold weather-related closures last winter.

01/08/2015

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Clark Atlanta Student Given Federal Grant To Study Fossil Fuels

Clark Atlanta University is using a federal grant to study the use of fossil fuels while offering education and research opportunities for minority students.

12/04/2014

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Inmates Offered Diploma Completion Program

A newly created partnership between the Georgia Department of Corrections and a north Georgia charter school is expected to help some prison inmates earn their high school diplomas.

11/13/2014

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Still Bringing The Thrills: Behind The Scenes Of Raytheon’s Epcot Ride

Raytheon, a longtime supporter of education in science, technology, engineering and math, created Sum of All Thrills to show the real-life application of concepts such as angles, velocity and kinetic energy.

10/27/2014

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The Phantom Tollbooth: The Surprising Tech Behind Highway Toll Lanes

The idea behind automated toll collection seems simple: A car passes through with a transponder, and a radio sensor charges the owner’s account.

10/27/2014

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Next Generation Tech Puts Air Traffic Ahead Of The Weather

Bad weather takes the blame for most air traffic delays, whether it’s a blizzard that is blanketing Buffalo in snow or a Midwestern summer storm that shoots lightning around the airspace.

10/20/2014

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