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American adults score poorly on global test

It's long been known that America's school kids haven't measured well compared with international peers. Now, there's a new twist: Adults don't either.

The State of HBCUs: Morehouse College

Five hundred fewer students enrolled. Seventy-five administrative positions eliminated or downgraded. $2.5 million lost.

The State of HBCUs: Spelman College

Friendship Baptist Church was the founding base for Spelman College some 132 years ago, when two teachers Harriet E. Giles and Sophia B. Packard embarked on finding a home for their institution of higher learning. With the support of then ...

The State of HBCUs: Clark Atlanta University

In the L.S. Epps Gymnasium, overflowing with students, faculty and scholars, Carlton E. Brown, Ph. D., Clark Atlanta University’s president delivered an eye-opening speech at the school’s opening convocation held Tuesday morning, September 17.

APS Cheating Scandal

The Fulton District Attorney’s office faced its first major loss in the unprecedented criminal prosecution of educators in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal - a sign that cases that could saddle teachers and administrators with jail time could be ...

Bulletproof whiteboards are university's answer to school shootings

As school shootings continue to make headlines, a new line of defense has emerged: bulletproof whiteboards.

Honoring Our Legacy, Building Our Future

It is an honor to come before the Atlanta community once again to talk about the state of our system. Today, our theme is “Honoring Our Legacy, Building Our Future.”

American Humane Association Issues Tips Following
 Shots at Atlanta-area Elementary School

Following the firing of shots that led to a frightening emergency evacuation of elementary schoolchildren at McNair Discovery Learning Academy in the greater Atlanta area, the 136-year-old charity American Humane Association issued these tips for parents and other caregivers to ...

Statement from the Office of Mayor Kasim Reed on AJC's PolitiFact Ruling

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today published a PolitiFact column declaring that Mayor Kasim Reed was incorrect in stating that Georgia law limits state entities to paying fair market value for public property. The column is incorrect and misleading.

Emory Receives Federal Grant to Study HIV in Women

Researchers at Emory University have received a federal grant of nearly $12 million to study the HIV epidemic among women.

Mayor’s Summer Reading Club Celebrates Success with End of Summer Family Picnic

To celebrate the success of the ‘Mayor’s Summer Reading Club,’ the City of Atlanta and the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS), thanked its partners, supporters, parents, and children with an End of Summer Family Picnic on Saturday. ...

Crying Foul: Washington High Parents and Alumni want mold, leadership issues resolved

In the high school where Martin Luther King Jr. earned his diploma, mold has been found growing on walls and band uniforms, standardized test scores have plummeted and fewer students are meeting the requirements to graduate.

Kennesaw State University Designated a Comprehensive University by Board of Regents

As a reflection of Kennesaw State’s growing stature and expanded mission, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) today elevated the institution to the status of “comprehensive university.”

Drew Senior Academy: Completing the ‘Cradle to College’ Quest

Chelsea Cole, a seventh grader at Charles Drew Charter School, is being groomed for graduation in a program that supports learning from the cradle to college.

Georgia Schools Superintendent may run for Governor

Georgia state schools Superintendent John Barge says he's considering challenging Gov. Nathan Deal in next year's Republican primary.