Witness: Former UGA coach, family made $5 million in Ponzi scheme

Jim Donnan and family members gained more than $5 million from a West Virginia company prosecutors described as a Ponzi scheme, a former FBI agent testified in the former University of Georgia football coach’s fraud trial Wednesday.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Carroll County educators have mixed reviews on new SAT
The SAT college admission test will no longer require an essay and will utilize less “fancy” vocabulary, according to a decision by The College Board.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

 West Georgia Technical College to cost more this fall
The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia approved the system’s request for a tuition increase of $4 per credit hour starting with the upcoming fall semester.
Source: Carrollton Times-Georgian

 Former Navy SEAL to speak at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College commencement
Former United States Navy SEAL Coleman Ruiz will be the guest speaker at the spring commencement ceremony at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College today at 10 a.m. in Gressette Gym on the ABAC campus.
Source: Tifton Gazette

 USDA praises menu offered by Gainesville schools
Snce 2010, school meals have undergone some major changes, all designed to ensure students have more whole grains and a variety of fruits and vegetables on their plates.
Source: Gainesville Times

Georgia State University proposes to buy Turner Field in Atlanta
Georgia State University would buy Turner Field and nearby parking lots after the Atlanta Braves move to Cobb County, under a proposal announced Wednesday.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

State superintendent candidates debate in Athens over more money for schools, less standardized testing
Eight candidates for state school superintendent tried to win votes in Clarke County Wednesday night — all six Democratic candidates and two of the nine Republicans running.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Kennesaw State’s president talks about consolidation with Southern Polytechnic State University
KSU is consolidating with Marietta’s Southern Polytechnic State University after a controversial decision by the Georgia Board of Regents. President Dan Papp said the process of combining the two schools, culminating in January 2015, is the university’s top priority.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

State considers company to develop statewide student exam
The proposal would make some sweeping changes to statewide testing in Georgia, making the tests more difficult and moving all testing online within five years.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com/AP

Therapy dogs go to College of Coastal Georgia
Three dogs visited the library to calm down students before exams.
Source: Georgia Times-Union

Georgia State president addresses WRAS/GPB partnership
The surprise announcement of Georgia Public Broadcasting partnering up with 88.5/WRAS-FM has caused a maelstrom of controversy, kicked up heavily by angry RAS alumni on social media.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution/subscription

 

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