Aiming to close the financial literacy divide among teens and young adults, one investment company has set a goal of reaching one million of them by 2025.
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Court Battle Ends with Major Implications for Wetlands in GA, U.S.
More than 7.7 million acres in Georgia are wetlands, and groups aware of their value to the environment are worried the watery acreage might be in jeopardy after a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady and Lifelong Mental Health Advocate, Diagnosed With Dementia
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been diagnosed with dementia, the Carter family announced through the Carter Center Tuesday.
Rural Georgia Still Dialing 988 at Higher Rates As Calls Increase 12% Overall
Georgians living in rural communities continue to call into the national suicide prevention hotline at higher rates than other parts of the state as the one-year anniversary of the rollout of 988 approaches.
Warnock, McBath Join President’s Call for New Gun Restrictions in Wake of Mass Shootings
On Thursday, the fifth anniversary of the 2018 Sante Fe High School shooting that left 10 people dead and 13 others wounded, President Joe Biden issued a statement urging Congress to act on a list of gun safety proposals. Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock and Congresswoman Lucy McBath echoed his calls at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol.
Georgia’s Air Polluted With Fewer Emissions As Coal-Fired Electricity Production Winds Down
A new report released this week offers a rare bit of positive climate news: Overall greenhouse emissions in Georgia declined 5% from 2017 to 2021, due largely to the state’s largest electric utility moving away from coal.
Georgia University System Holds Line on Tuition as Chancellor Warns of Economic Headwinds
Most Georgia college students will pay about the same tuition and fees this fall, but University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue warned that a state budget cut could put college presidents in a tough position.
Report: Older Foster Youths Lean Toward Higher Ed
Children who stay in foster care beyond age 18 are likely to pursue higher education, according to the Fostering in Youth Transitions 2023 report by the Annie E Casey Foundation.
Right to Repair Chromebooks Could Save GA Schools $63 Million
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund is urging Google to allow Chromebook owners a right to repair the devices and extend their life span, reducing e-waste and saving money for schools in Georgia and across the country.
In Public Comment Period, Commissioners Who Could Delete ‘Diversity’ From Lessons Filter Out Public
The members of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, which oversees educator training rules, have been getting a lot of emails ahead of the Thursday meeting in which they voted unanimously to remove references to diversity from Georgia’s teacher standards.