Archive of: Education

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Added Incentive

Added Incentive

When a new industry – or an expanding one – needs a trained workforce, Georgia’s technical colleges are there to help. The system’s Quick Start Program is a not-so-secret weapon in the state’s economic development arsenal.

April 2007
The Gift That Keeps On Giving

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

A $100 million-plus gift to Emory University in 1979 started the school on a dramatic upward path. Now another gift will continue the transformation, leaders say, and bring the university national recognition.

March 2007
University Report: Georgia College & State University

University Report: Georgia College & State University

On and off the campus of GCSU - and it is sometimes difficult to know where the campus ends and the town begins - intellectual capital is a local currency that stimulates life at the school as well as the Milledgeville economy.

January 2007
Higher Education In Atlanta: Intellectual Capital

Higher Education In Atlanta: Intellectual Capital

Atlanta's colleges and universities bring unprecedented brainpower and economic muscle. They create wealth and jobs, promote diversity and enhance the city's international credentials - and they are influencing the way the region grows.

December 2006
Testing, Testing

Testing, Testing

Private schools take justifiable pride in their students' SAT scores — it's something they work at. Most say it's not just a matter of successful test-taking strategies, but the whole academic experience that makes the difference.

October 2006

Unhealthy State

Atlanta is the public health capital of the world, home to the CDC and a long list of agencies and institutions that focus on health care. So why are 42 other states healthier than Georgia - and why do officials think things can improve? Plus, Public Health Classroom.

June 2006
High-Tech Aptitude, Basic Skills

High-Tech Aptitude, Basic Skills

Educating Georgia's new manufacturing workforce means teaching technical skills largely unknown five years ago, offering remedial math and English courses and working to instill good old-fashioned workplace values.

April 2006

School Pictures

A look at six Georgia public schools in four cities - three are near the top in rankings; three are near the bottom. But the numbers don't always tell the whole story.

December 2005
Atlanta - College Town, USA

Atlanta - College Town, USA

Sure, the city has corporate headquarters, dynamic growth and a thriving economy. But it also has one of the largest concentrations of colleges and universities in the country. It's time to celebrate the brainpower and highlight the economic clout.

December 2004
Building A New Emory Image

Building A New Emory Image

The president of Georgia's richest private university is an engineer with a mandate to renovate, remake and redirect the school toward national prominence -- and raise more money in the process.

December 2003
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