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Students footing more of bill for public higher ed  | ajc.com

Students footing more of bill for public higher ed  | ajc.com | GA Information | Scoop.it

by Justin Pope

 

"The "public" component of public higher education is rapidly eroding, with public colleges now getting more than 43 percent of their revenues from student tuition as opposed to state and local taxpayers, compared to less than 30 percent as recently as a decade ago.The figures come from a new report out Friday offering the latest snapshot of who pays the bill for America's public colleges and universities, which educate roughly 70 percent of students. SHEEO, a group representing state higher education officials, finds that amid surging demand for college, per-student state and local funding for higher education has fallen 12.5 percent over the last five years and reached its lowest point in the 25 years of the study."

 

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High schools broke rules to meet performance standards  | ajc.com

High schools broke rules to meet performance standards  | ajc.com | GA Information | Scoop.it
The questionable activities in high schools appear to be less systemic than the cheating that has roiled Atlanta’s elementary and middle schools, where attention focused on a single exam: the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test. Nevertheless, the improprieties seem no less insidious: cheating on standardized tests, falsifying attendance records and changing grades, all to award undeserved diplomas that helped administrators meet performance targets.

 

At one Atlanta high school, failure literally was not an option; the minimum grade for all students was 70. At another, the principal allowed no more than 10 percent of seniors to fail, regardless of their grades. Another principal allegedly ordered teachers to change grades and ignore absences so students could receive diplomas. Teachers at several schools apparently obtained advance copies of state tests and gave students the actual questions during practice exams.

 

Such transgressions call into question the validity of the high school “transformation” that Beverly Hall, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, touted for half a decade. The district spent millions of dollars and staked a piece of Hall’s reputation on restructuring high schools to reduce absenteeism and increase student performance.

 

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Georgia Senate passes virtual learning mandate  | ajc.com

Georgia Senate passes virtual learning mandate  | ajc.com | GA Information | Scoop.it
Online learning would become a requirement for graduation in schools across Georgia under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate, despite objections from some lawmakers who said it chipped away at local control.

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Jimmy Carter, Former President and Humanitarian

Jimmy Carter, Former President and Humanitarian | GA Information | Scoop.it
A profile of former President Jimmy Carter.
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Civil War States: Georgia

Civil War States: Georgia | GA Information | Scoop.it
Take a virtual tour Georgia's Civil War history and visit some famous Civil War landmarks like the infamous Andersonville prison camp online.
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11 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln

11 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln | GA Information | Scoop.it
A collection of obscure facts about Abraham Lincoln taken from reliable sources on the Internet.
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UGA makes Daily Beast list of 'amazing' schools - Online Athens

UGA makes Daily Beast list of 'amazing' schools Online Athens A news website associated with the Newsweek online magazine has named the University of Georgia to its list of “25 Colleges You Haven't Considered But Should.” The Daily Beast website...
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Patient health care records ready to go viral  | ajc.com

Patient health care records ready to go viral  | ajc.com | GA Information | Scoop.it
Taking control of your health -- from organizing medical records and lab results following doctor visits to logging efforts for dropping those few extra pounds -- one day might be as easy and intuitive as online banking.

 

A groundbreaking project in northwest Georgia soon will encourage consumers to play a bigger role in their health care by creating electronic personal health records, uploading medical information and images into one easy-to-access location a button click away.

 

Earlier this year, the Georgia Cancer Coalition and state Department of Community Health received a $1.7 million federal grant – one of 10 awarded nationwide – to create a patient-focused health information exchange in the Rome area.


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Working smarter and better in the age of information overload  | ajc.com

Working smarter and better in the age of information overload  | ajc.com | GA Information | Scoop.it

If the 20th century was the age of information, the 21st century has become the age of information overload. Equipped with laptops, smartphones and tablets, we spend our days immersed in email, blogs, tweets, Facebook updates and endless data.


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Scholars want help identifying slaves' origins  | ajc.com

Scholars want help identifying slaves' origins  | ajc.com | GA Information | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Almost two centuries before there was a man named Obama in the White House, there was a man named Obama shackled in the bowels of a slave ship.

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original African names — surnames were uncommon for Africans in the 19th century — are rich with information. Some reveal the day of the week an individual was born or whether that individual was the oldest, youngest or middle child or a twin. They can also reveal ethnic or linguistic groups.


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Could School Vouchers and Educational Choice Become National Norm?

Could School Vouchers and Educational Choice Become National Norm? | GA Information | Scoop.it
A Georgia state senator wants to offer school vouchers to all students; in doing so, he has entered the larger national debate on choice in education.
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Some Georgia Schools Stop Selling Junk Food

Some Georgia Schools Stop Selling Junk Food | GA Information | Scoop.it
To protect the federal funding they receive from the National School Lunch Program, some Georgia schools will stop selling junk food to kids.
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The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia

The Top 10 Reasons Students Cannot Cite or Rely On Wikipedia | GA Information | Scoop.it
To help you understand the limits of Wikipedia's reliability and credibility, we present 10 reasons you can't completely trust information on Wikipedia.
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