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APS budget for next year approved early

The Atlanta Board of Education completed the school system’s $658 million budget two months earlier than last year, giving the city a head-start on teacher hiring for next school year.

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STEM talent not enough to meet jobs demand

Despite the push to improve STEM education, the United States is still not producing enough workers to fill current and future jobs, according to a national report released Wednesday.

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Atlanta school board passes $658M budget

The Atlanta school board approved a $658 million general fund budget Tuesday that includes teacher pay raises, the elimination of furlough days and more money for charter schools.

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New grads still need money smarts

After the diplomas have been collected, the caps tossed into the air and the celebratory party cleaned up, many newly-minted university graduates will embark on the journey into independent adulthood.

NCAA rejects courses from nation's largest online education company, including here in Georgia

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has announced that it will no longer accept coursework by student athletes attending 24 online schools run by K12 Inc.

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Atlanta School closings: Check here for weather-related closings

Before, during and after the bad weather, check here to see what's open and closed in metro Atlanta

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I-5 charter bus crash

PHOTOS: Catastrophic school tour bus crash leaves ten dead

A horrifying crash involving a tour bus full of high school students headed to Humboldt State University in Arcata has killed ten people, injured 50 and shut down I-5 in both directions.

NBA star, law enforcement officials conduct 'Ghost Out'

Photos: Shaquille O'Neal visits DeKalb school

Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal joined the DeKalb District Attorney’s Office Thursday, April 3, 2014, in partnership with DeKalb County’s Fire & Rescue and Georgia Department of Highway Safety to host a special educational program highlighting the impact of dangerous driving practices and distracted driving.

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Percentage of Low Income Students in Public Schools 2011

Georgia in 2011 ranked 6th in the nation with low income students making up 57% of its public schools.

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