Stories by Dorie Turner

Monday, June 25, 2012

Officials react to immigration ruling

ATLANTA — Opponents and supporters of Georgia’s immigration law are claiming victory after Monday’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that tossed out key provisions of Arizona’s law.
By Dorie Turner

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Georgia approves funds for school nurses

Georgia is among the worst states in the country for staffing nurses in schools. Now, for the first time, the state is funding nurses based on student enrollment.
By Dorie Turner

Saturday, May 5, 2012

UGA president might get bonus

Under plan, retiring University of Georgia President Michael Adams could get $2 million in salary after leaving helm
By Dorie Turner

Gov. Deal vetoes bills

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a handful of bills passed by lawmakers, including one that would have made it easier to enroll in Georgia’s voucher program for special-needs students.
By Dorie Turner

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Teen sues over cyberbullying

ATLANTA — A Georgia middle school student is suing two classmates for bullying her on Facebook.
By Dorie Turner

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Child care programs rated

MARIETTA, Ga. - The state is rolling out its first quality rating system for child care centers, part of an effort to spur improvements in early care programs for children across the state.
By Dorie Turner

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Feds probe school discrimination claims

ATLANTA - The Justice Department said Thursday it is investigating claims of discrimination against students with disabilities in Georgia public school systems after a nonprofit group filed a ...
By Dorie Turner

Monday, March 26, 2012

Atlanta rally held for slain teen

Civil rights groups, college students and public officials called for an end to stand-your-ground laws, warning they feared those laws could pose a menace in Georgia.
By Dorie Turner

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

No new changes to HOPE, Deal advises

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers should give last year's changes to the HOPE scholarship time to work before considering any new changes, Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday.
By Dorie Turner

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012

Schools convert to charter system

The state started with just a handful of charter districts, but now more than a dozen have converted - from the north Georgia mountains to Decatur City Schools.
By Dorie Turner

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

Republicans scramble to get votes to pass charter schools amendment

ATLANTA - House Republicans on Wednesday scrambled to win enough votes to pass a constitutional amendment that would allow them to create charter schools.
By Dorie Turner

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012

Ga. lawmakers consider anti-hazing bill

Ga. lawmakers consider anti-hazing bill ATLANTA - Students convicted of hazing would be barred from enrolling in many Georgia schools, under legislation now being considered by state lawmakers.
By Dorie Turner

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012

Measure to revive charter schools

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers filed a constitutional amendment Tuesday to address a state Supreme Court ruling that disbanded the state's charter school commission last year.
By Dorie Turner

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

Pre-k plan to restore days will reduce slots

Deal looks to add 10 days back to prekindergarten calendar
By Dorie Turner

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012

Ga. regents will approve college mergers

ATLANTA - University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby said Thursday he is confident the state Board of Regents will vote next week to approve consolidating eight colleges into four.
By Dorie Turner

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011

Ga. school lunch program sees spike

ATLANTA - More Georgia students than ever before are relying on federally subsidized school meals - many for the first time - as families struggle to make ends meet in the sluggish economy.
By Dorie Turner

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

Suspect in slaying held in isolation

Ryan Brunn made his first appearance in Cherokee County Superior Court the day after his arrest wearing a bullet-proof vest. He did not enter a plea.
By Dorie Turner

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011

Gambling gets look in Georgia

The state House is looking at betting on horse racing. A report commissioned by the state lottery found that casinos at key locations across the state could generate nearly $1 billion a year.
By Dorie Turner

Ex-student's suit against ASU in court

An attorney for a graduate school counseling student told federal judges in Atlanta on Tuesday that the student's First Amendment rights were violated when professors at Augusta State University ...
By Dorie Turner

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Reservoirs, wells suggested to increase state's water

Members of a statewide task force said Wednesday they want to offer low-interest state loans to build new reservoirs and wells in hopes of increasing Georgia's water supply, which has been ...
By Dorie Turner
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