Study: Four-Day School Weeks Are Better For Kids

Study finds a shorter school week, combined with longer school days, can help elementary students improve performance at math.


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Ask An Expert: Overcoming First Day Of School Jitters

Overcoming first day jitters — whether for kindergarten or a new school — all starts with the parents, according to two counselors who weigh in on the subject.


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Lift Up Atlanta Festival


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Officials Approve Tuition Increases At State Schools

Tuition is going up for Georgia students the state’s 30 colleges and universities.


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House Adds Legal Refugees To Student Scholarship Program

Students with legal refugee status could be eligible for special needs scholarships under a bill approved by the Georgia House.


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Atlanta Public Schools To Install External Cameras On Buses

Atlanta city officials say they’re partnering with the city’s school district to install cameras that will identify drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses.


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Schools Lose Power On Coldest Day So Far This Year

Authorities say they’ve restored power to four schools northwest of Atlanta after an early-morning outage in the area.


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150 Students At Ga. School To Be Tested For TB

School officials in west Georgia say about 150 students will undergo testing for tuberculosis.


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Michelle Obama To Visit Atlanta School As Part Of Higher Education Initiative

First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to visit Atlanta as part of her Reach Higher education initiative.


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Study Says Home-Packed Lunches Less Nutritious Than School-Made Meals

A new study finds that what parents pack from home is often much worse than what’s offered at school.