August brings two things for colleges -- fall semester and a slew of studies ranking universities every which way.
Georgia Tech and University of Georgia earned the No. 1 and 4 positions when SmartMoney magazine ranked 50 colleges based on the median salary of graduates compared with what they paid in tuition. Median salary for Georgia Tech graduates is $57,300 and they paid $87,810 in tuition, the magazine found. UGA graduates have a median salary of $42,100 and paid $77,957 in tuition.
More information on "Payback Score": www.smartmoney.com. LAURA DIAMOND
The Georgia Board of Education held a public hearing Wednesday on a new set of charter school rules that provide more extensive information about the petitioning and renewal process.
The proposed rules provide more clarity for charter operators, authorizers and petitioners. They also provide more state oversight of campuses.
If approved, the three rules would replace the existing charter school rule state schools currently follow. D. AILEEN DODD
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George Mathis reveals the weird and sometimes humorous (under)world as revealed in metro Atlanta police blotters. B4
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