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The U.S. Department of Agriculture released highlights of the new “Smart Snacks in School” standards that are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which requires to the USDA to establish nutrition standards for all food sold in schools.
Source: Rockdale Citizen

 UGA alum gets recognition in journalism
Eric NeSmith, a 2002 graduate of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, received recognition for his work in journalism by joining Editor & Publisher’s “25 Under 35” list for 2013.
Source: Red&Black.com

 Forsyth County school system does well on state testing
Source: Forsyth News

Historic building at Augusta school to be demolished
The building is the last remaining structure from the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute, a school charted by Lucy Craft Laney in 1886 to educate black children.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Georgia Regents University works with university in China
GRU officials said Wednesday the Confucius Institute is a partnership between GRU and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine that aims to provide language and culture instruction to health professionals.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

UGA researchers look to heirloom crops for meeting global food demands
Corn, wheat, rice and other modern cereals have been bred over the past centuries to produce as much grain as possible. However, to feed a growing population, plant breeders may have to coax out the raw survival traits of older and locally adapted plant varieties.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Pro-choice academic scholar says Common Core curriculum reform is doomed to fail
Jay Greene, head of the University of Arkansas’ department of education reform, says the movement will increase federal control over public schools and says it’s inevitable that efforts will collapse.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

UGA diver wins bronze at World University Games
Georgia’s Laura Ryan won the bronze medal in 3-meter synchro springboard diving at the World University Games on Thursday.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

State agency says there’s no evidence of Bibb County school cheating
The investigation “found no evidence that any school staff changed student answers and provided improper assistance” during tests administered in 2012.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Habersam County BOE names new principal of high school
Wes McGee has been named principal of Habersham Central High School.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com

Georgia Gwinnett College’s economic impact set at nearly $300 million
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

• Dalton State College’s economic impact higher than $112 million
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen 

 

• East Georgia State College has $70 million impact on area economy
Source: Southeast Georgia Today 

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