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GED registration begins on new website

GED registration begins on new website

(WXIA) -- Registration for the 2014 General Educational Development tests is now open on the new MyGED website.

The site, located at ged.com, offers study plans, skills assessments and other resources to help adults receive the equivalent of a high school diploma.

The 2014 GED program launches on Jan. 2. It was overhauled to better prepare GED candidates for higher education and the working world, and ultimately allow them to find jobs with higher pay.

The website also features a list of GED testing centers across metro Atlanta.

Commissioner William "Bill" Edwards to host Education Matters

Commissioner William "Bill" Edwards to host Education Matters

WHO:           William "Bill" Edwards, Fulton County Board of Commissioners, District 7

SPECIAL GUESTS

Dr. Robert AvossaSuperintendent
Mr. Patrick Burke, Deputy Superintendent of Operations
Ms. Linda Schultz, School Board President
Ms. Linda Bryant, School Board Member, District 4
Ms. Catherine Maddox, School Board Member, District 6


WHAT:         EDUCATION MATTERS is a Town Hall Meeting for District 7 Parents & Citizens to Discuss:

-Recent Board Action to Relocate School Headquarters & Instructional Offices

-District Master Plan for Future Renovations and Additions

-SPLOST IV Update- Where Your Tax Dollars Will Go

Beverly Hall testifies in pre-trial hearing

Beverly Hall testifies in pre-trial hearing

ATLANTA -- Former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Dr. Beverly Hall took the stand during a pre-trial hearing Wednesday.

Hall is among 34 educators charged in a system-wide test cheating scandal.

PHOTOS | Indicted APS educators

Hall's attorneys filed a motion to throw out information she gave to investigators looking into the cheating. Hall testified that she feared losing her job if she did not cooperate.

Defense attorneys argued the statements Hall gave were coerced because of her fear of termination. But Judge Jerry Baxter disagreed and denied the motion.

119 Ga. schools 'Mix It Up at Lunch' to battle bullying

119 Ga. schools 'Mix It Up at Lunch' to battle bullying

(WXIA) -- More than 100 schools across Georgia will participate in this year's National Mix It Up at Lunch Day.

The annual event is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center and was created in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month. Roughly 6,000 schools nationwide are expected to participate.

"Mix It Up is a positive step that schools can take to help create learning environments where students see each other as individuals and not just as members of a separate group," said Maureen Costello, director of the SPLC's Teaching Tolerance project. "When people step out of their cliques and get to know someone, they realize just how much they have in common."

On National Mix It Up at Lunch Day, students are asked to sit with new friends in the cafeteria. Its goal is to foster understanding and respect among young people.

Participating schools in metro Atlanta include:

Holy Innocents' painting Métamorphose headed to exhibition

Holy Innocents' painting Métamorphose headed to exhibition

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- An 18th century French map was the inspiration for a painting produced by three Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School students that will be featured at the exhibition “Putting the U.S. Southeast on the Map,” Oct. 29 through Nov. 30 on the Georgia Tech campus.

The exhibition is part of the annual Festival France-Atlanta, sponsored by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology, focuses on cooperation between France and the Southeastern United States.

French and art students Jack Sullivan, Evan Thomas and Isabella Vear -- under the guidance of art teacher Charles Watson -- created the painting, Métamorphose, after drawing inspiration from one map in a unique French collection of antique Southeastern U.S. maps. The maps are housed in a collection in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Copies of the maps will also be on display.

Reframing 'Black is Beautiful' lecture at Spelman College

Reframing 'Black is Beautiful' lecture at Spelman College

ATLANTA -- The Spelman College Museum  of Fine Art, in partnership with the Spelman College Ida B. Wells-Barnett Distinguished Lecture Series  and Atlanta Celebrates Photography, presents the lecture Reframing "Black is Beautiful," with Deborah Willis, Ph.D., chair and professor of Photography and Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

The lecture will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 at Spelman College Cosby Academic Center Auditorium, 350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta.

Ga. SAT scores hold steady for Class of 2013

Ga. SAT scores hold steady for Class of 2013

ATLANTA -- There was little change in SAT scores between Georgia's Class of 2013 and Class of 2012, the Georgia Department of Education announced Thursday.

About 75 percent of Georgia's high school seniors took the SAT in 2013, compared to 43 percent nationally. Georgia students earned a collective score of 1452 out of 2400 -- the same score as last year. The national average is 1498.

Overall, Georgia's senior increased two points in critical reading and decreased two points in math. The overall writing score stayed the same from 2012 to 2013. About 36 percent of Georgia's test takers met the SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark.