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Recent articles by Ty:

Decatur Schools leader issues strong rebuke to latest racist video

Another incident in Decatur involving a student and a public racist display provoked strong language... → Read More

Schools closed until fall

He ordered schools closed for the rest of the 2019-20 year → Read More

Kemp: Georgia public schools to remain closed through April 24

In a move affecting nearly 2 million children and their parents, Gov. → Read More

Fulton to close some schools due to coronavirus infection

Some students in Fulton County will be dismissed from school after an employee was determined to be infected with coronavirus. The school district announced just after 2 p.m. that it was informed today about the infection. “Based on this concern, we’ve decided to enact immediate dismissal at the impacted schools,” the district said. The schools were not identified. A press conference is… → Read More

Georgia looking at fewer, shorter, different big tests

Gov. Brian Kemp's rollback of the Georgia Milestones tests would also make them shorter, change when they are taken and remove comparisons to nation → Read More

One good deed leads to another: fortuitous encounter leads to several happy endings

Kevin Esch paid off Latonya Young's student debt, and she wanted to make sure the world heard about it. She succeeded, with surprising results. → Read More

Well-wishers gather to pray for John Lewis, who has cancer

The legendary civil rights leader was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer → Read More

Thousands without power in Georgia after powerful storm pummels South

Thousands of Georgia residents who lost power during storms Saturday remained without it Sunday morning. Georgia Power crews worked through the night to restore electricity, with outages concentrated north of a line from Columbus to metro Atlanta and Athens. The heaviest concentration was in the northwest part of the state, where more than 10,000 remained without power in the morning. Georgia… → Read More

End of winter break: When metro Atlanta students return to school

Public schools in metro Atlanta closed the third week of December, sending half of Georgia’s 1.8 million students home for the holidays. Many of the 19 school districts return the second week of January. Find dates by district. → Read More

Gainesville company expands recall of eggs linked to listeria outbreak

Almark Foods, the Gainesville, Ga., company linked to a deadly listeria outbreak, expands recall to its boiled eggs packaged for store shelves → Read More

Single mom, 43, returns to college, with unexpected help from stranger

Working on Georgia State degree, Atlanta mother of 3 got help from a stranger, and hopes to inspire others to pursue college dreams → Read More

Interest in robotics competition growing fast in Georgia

Students from metro Atlanta were at KSU Saturday for the reveal of this year's FIRST Tech Challenge, a robotics competition for youths → Read More

Dorian’s disruption brings creative help for wedding

One couple planned both to wed and to honeymoon in what became the hurricane's path → Read More

Family of dead teen: She should not have been practicing in the heat

As her family tells it, Imani Bell ran a mile in the withering heat on Tuesday, then complained to h... → Read More

Schools try electronic messages to reduce absenteeism

Atlanta area schools reduce chronic absenteeism with tailored messages -- if they have current contact information → Read More

A Georgia State study says diesel school bus fumes drive down test scores

Georgia school districts are converting to propane school buses with help from the state, but funding is limited → Read More

Why the AJC is reporting the MLK sex allegations

The allegations are contained in FBI memos released last year. AJC editors decided to report on the new article as a news story in Martin Luther King Jr's hometown, distilling it for an Atlanta audience. → Read More

Will Georgia’s new dyslexia mandate make a difference?

Georgia’s new law mandates dyslexia screening for every kindergartner and requires training for future teachers. → Read More

Georgia Legislature passes school security bill

Senate Bill 15 requires 'mass casualty' drills and analysis of threats based on reports about 'suspicious' students → Read More

Jury to decide Cobb schools yoga dispute

Cobb County schools transferred principal after Christian parents objected to yoga she introduced to classrooms → Read More