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Ruling on charter panel won't hurt many schools
The state Supreme Court ruling that declared a special charter school commission unconstitutional put 16 schools in limbo, but won't affect more than 100 other Georgia charter schools, including one in Clarke County.
Best of the Best
Congratulations to this year’s valedictorians and salutatorians
Editorial: Keep HOPE alive for Georgia's best students
Early next week, parents and prospective college students will hear it officially: It's likely that, sometime in the near future, Georgia's hugely popular state-lottery-funded Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally collegiate scholarship program will no longer cover full tuition for qualified students at the state's public postsecondary institutions.
Winder turns down grant to help restore hotel
The Winder City Council voted unanimously not to accept a $500,000 state Department of Community Affairs grant that would have paid part of the $1.3 million cost to renovate a century-old hotel in downtown Winder.
Fewer schools meet progress benchmarks
Fewer Northeast Georgia schools met academic performance benchmarks this year, reflecting a statewide trend attributed to tougher math standards than the state applied in 2009.
2010's valedictorians and salutatorians
Join the Athens Banner Herald in congratulating these young ladies and young men on their very special achievement.
Late payments on student loans dip in 4th quarter
NEW YORK — Statistics for one quarter don't make a trend, but a drop in the rate of late payments for student loans in the last three months of 2009 may be a promising sign.
Editorial: Numbers for helping ailing schools don't work
Understandably, much of the reporting done across the state in connection with an announcement that Georgia will receive $122 million in taxpayer funds for its persistently lowest-achieving public schools through the federal School Improvement Grants program focused on local concerns.