Federal grant should help Georgia schools and student data

Georgia was awarded an $8.9 million grant by the federal government to improve its statewide educational data system, the State Department of Education announced this morning.

Georgia was one of 27 states that received a 2009 Statewide Longitudinal Data System Grant from the Institute of Educational Sciences, a division of the U.S. Department of Education, it said in a news release.

The Statewide Longitudinal Data System Grants were created to enhance the ability of states to efficiently and accurately manage, analyze, and use education data, including individual student records.



Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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