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A 15-year-old Alexander High School student has been arrested after a school resource officer found a loaded gun in his backpack Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Douglas County Sentinel
Class-action lawsuit filed against Newton County school system over bus wreck
The January accident involved two Newton County school buses and sent 40 children to the hospital.
Source: Newton Citizen
Gainesville School System to split cost of rifles with police
A proposal to keep one rifle each at three Gainesville schools will cost approximately $6,000, a number to be evenly split between the Gainesville City School System and the Gainesville Police Department.
Source: Gainesville Times
Advertisements on Muscogee County buses could bring in extra revenue for district
Board Member Mark Cantrell said placing advertisements on buses could drive a lot of money into the district. He said it’s just brainstorming and gathering the facts right now, but he’s interested in getting feedback from the community.
UGA President Morehead visits South Georgia farms
Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black organized a farm tour across South Georgia for Dr. Jere Morehead.
UGA Multicultural Economy report released
Minority groups in the U.S. will command unprecedented economic clout this year and well into the future, according to the annual Multicultural Economy report from the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Floyd County Schools to cut furlough days
The Floyd County BOE will restore two of the ten furlough days that were included in the 2013-2014 calendar.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Education Secretary Arne Duncan suggests starting school day later
Duncan acknowledges a later start time could be problematic for bus schedules but adds schools are there to serve students, not adults.
Georgia Tech considers crowdfunding university research
Georgia Tech has launched Georgia Tech Starter — a university-based, peer-reviewed crowd-funding platform for science and engineering research projects.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Former principal indicted in APS cheating scandal dies
The death of Willie Davenport was confirmed by Howard Grant, executive director of the Atlanta Board of Education. She was 66.
Source: Anderson Independent-Mail
• Lawyer says former APS superintendent Hall is battling cancer
Dr. Beverly Hall has been diagnosed with breast cancer according to her lawyer.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution