Georgia’s Board of Regents have expanded an aggressive, two-pronged plan to create an additional 250,000 college graduates by 2025.
For starters, regents agreed in September to extend to 11 additional campuses the system’s distance education program. Regents also adopted a construction budget request that’s almost 11 percent higher than the previous request to the state Legislature.
The goal is to propel Georgia toward the type of educated population necessary to attract quality employers, as well as to manage civic and cultural responsibilities.
Atlanta Public Schools has won a top state award for its efforts to serve students locally produced, farm-fresh food.
Atlanta was among seven school districts in metro Atlanta recognized by Georgia Organics in an event Monday at the state Capitol. Georgia Organics presented its Golden Radish Awards to school districts it determined are doing an outstanding job in providing farm-to-school foods.
Atlanta’s recognition was especially poignant. The district accepted a Golden Radish Award for trying to improve the quality of food served ...more
A New York credit rating agency has named Georgia as the state to watch for its efforts to control the spiraling cost of higher education.
Moody’s Investors Service highlighted Georgia’s consolidation of universities as an example of an attempt to improve the fiscal efficiency of its university system. Georgia was the only state singled out.
Moody’s report stands in contrast to the current debate over post-secondary education in Georgia’s gubernatorial campaign. Gov. Nathan Deal and Sen. Jason Carter appear to be focused ...more
The nation’s colleges and universities face a new post-recession challenge in meeting their budgets, according to a report released Thursday by Moody’s Investors Service.
High school students who apply to college are less likely than ever to enroll. That’s because students are applying to a record number of schools and then enrolling where they get the best deal. Schools left in the lurch run the risk of providing too many resources – teachers and classes and such – for the actual ...more
As the nation focuses on a case of Ebola in a Texas hospital, two students at Emory University are raising money for a test they think could identify the virus in the field.
The freshmen think they have figured out a way to test for the virus without the need for expensive machinery that’s generally available only in hospitals – too far from sick people in villages in Africa to be of practical use.
They’re secretive because of the intense competition for ...more
Rockdale County Chairman Richard Oden is preparing to change his lapel pin from a light blue ribbon to a pink ribbon.
At the ARC meeting last week, someone commented that Oden’s pin wasn’t pink, to recognize October as breast cancer awareness month. Oden responded that his blue pin recognizes September as prostate cancer awareness month, and he would change to a pink pin on Oct. 1.
Awareness pins are a subtle but stark reminder that Georgia leads the nation in the rates ...more