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Newton County School System: We ordered unusable eclipse glasses

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Officials with the Newton County School System are angry and disappointed after learning the solar eclipse glasses they ordered for all elementary school students are not recommended for use.  

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University of Georgia's newest students shattering records

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A freshman class with record academic qualifications, culled from a record number of applications, is likely to push University of Georgia's enrollment to another high mark as fall semester classes began Monday.

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Elementary students relocated while HVAC repairs are completed

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Students at Stoneview Elementary School were relocated Thursday while repairs were made to the school's heating and cooling system.

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Admission to Georgia Tech guaranteed to Georgia high school valedictorians, salutatorians

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Graduating seniors at accredited Georgia schools will now be guaranteed a spot at the Georgia Institute of Technology for 2018. 

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Scott Harsh named new president of Greater Atlanta Christian School

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The school's Board of Trustees has selected GAC's current Academic Vice President Scott Harsh to succeed the school's second president, Dr. David Fincher. 

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Gift expands Georgia college's help for homeless students

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A Georgia college's program for students at risk of becoming homeless is getting a $45,000 gift to support its work.

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Self-grading policy removed from syllabus at UGA

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A University of Georgia business professor removed part of his syllabus that would have allowed students to pick their own grades. 

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Increased oversight on sex misconduct cases coming to Georgia colleges

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As the fall semester kicks off for the University System of Georgia, CBS46 is learning it will come with increased oversight of sexual misconduct cases.

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Metro Atlanta schools districts face school bus driver shortage

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The first week of school is in the books for metro Atlanta school districts, but it hasn't been a smooth ride. CBS46 is learning that dozens of families endured lengthy bus wait times.

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Georgia law school starting legal clinic for veterans

Officials at the University of Georgia School of Law say the clinic is funded by a donation from alumnus James Butler. Officials at the University of Georgia School of Law say the clinic is funded by a donation from alumnus James Butler.

A Georgia university's law school is creating a legal clinic focused on military veterans.

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Henry County Board of Education reopens superintendent search

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The Henry County Board of Education has reopened the application process for a new superintendent. 

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GSU sets record with $147M in research funds

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For the sixth consecutive year, Georgia State University has set a record with the amount of research funds it's received for the 2017 fiscal year. 

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Metro Atlanta principal in the running for National Principal of the Year

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Dr. Tommy Welch, the principal at Meadowcreek High School, will be recognized along with the other finalists at the 2017 NASSP Principals Institute. 

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Students ready to roll at Marietta High School

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Marietta City High School students started the new school year Wednesday morning, but not before seniors rolled through for their annual school tradition. 

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Several school districts head back to school Friday

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Parents, kids, and teachers in several Georgia school districts are waking up to prepare for a new school year. 

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Shafer to speak to Georgia Gwinnett College summer grads

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Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer will be the commencement speaker for Georgia Gwinnett College's summer ceremony.

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Fulton County School District ready for August 7

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The Fulton County School System continues to be the fourth largest school district in Georgia with a projected 2017-2018 enrollment of approximately 96,676 students.

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Officials cut ribbon on "replacement" school in East Cobb Video included

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A Cobb County businessman -- who attended Mountain View Elementary School as a child-- will help cut the ribbon Thursday on a brand new building that replaces his old school in northeast Cobb County.

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Why is school starting earlier in Georgia?

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We're getting you answers about why the school year is starting earlier and earlier in Georgia.

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Three fraternities, sorority selected to start chapters at Reinhardt

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The fraternities and sorority for the inaugural Greek Life experience at Reinhardt University have been selected, and chapters will open for the 2017-18 academic year. 

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DeKalb County Schools to spend $85,000 on marketing campaign

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The DeKalb County School District launched a new billboard marketing campaign to change the perception of the school system.

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Spelman College one of four colleges to receive scholarship from Beyonce

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In celebration of Beyonce's legendary "Lemonade" album, the singer and actress announced the establishment of the Formation Scholars awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. 

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Charles R. Drew Charter School will graduate first senior class

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Charles Drew Charter School will hold its first graduation since its creation in 2000 as the city of Atlanta's first public charter school. 

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Five Cobb County students named National Merit Scholars

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More than 1,000 distinguished high school seniors were announced as National Merit Scholarship recipients, and five of those students attend schools in the Cobb County School District. 

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Morehouse alum named first African-American Chancellor of UMass Dartmouth

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Dr. Robert E. Johnson, a Morehouse College alumnus, was named the first African-American chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.  

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Admission applications for Emory University hit record high

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The applicant pool of 24,114 is a 19 percent increase since last year. 

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300+ AUC students sleep on street to raise awareness to homelessness

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Students from Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University slept outside in cardboard boxes to help raise awareness about the plight of the homeless.

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Marist School debate team among top three in Georgia

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Marist School's Speech and Debate Program has collected a record number of awards, among those the team ranked in the top three debate programs in Georgia. 

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Boys and Girls Club, College Park Police join forces to talk positive relationships

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Hundreds of kids from Boys & Girls Clubs across Atlanta and officers from the College Park Police Department participated in an afternoon of food, games, and conversations. 

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First Lady of Georgia visits The Goddard School

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The First Lady of Georgia, Sandra Deal, visited The Goddard School preschoolers in Kennesaw. 

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$63 million upgrade project is approved for Sanford Stadium

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Higher education leaders have approved a major expansion and renovation project involving the west end of Sanford Stadium, the University of Georgia football team's home field.

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Morehouse College debate team scores top prize at Georgia Parliamentary Debate Association State Finals

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The Morehouse College debate team brought home their third consecutive state title win when they triumphed at the GPDA State Finals. 

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Georgia State receives $4.1M grant to combat Ebola virus

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A researcher at Georgia State University has received a $4.1 million federal grant to develop a drug to combat the Ebola virus. 

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