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Kristin Ferro

Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced it would end an Obama-era immigration program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods in his office at the state Capitol, Feb. 13, 2015.
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Under a new federal law called the ‘Every Student Succeeds Act,’ all states are required to submit a comprehensive education plan to the federal government. The deadline is Monday. Georgia spent more than a year seeking input and developing a proposal. However, some state officials are still at odds over some of the specifics.

DeKalb School Board Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green
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Students in the DeKalb County schools will finally go back to class Friday. Schools in the state’s third-largest district have been closed since Tropical Storm Irma hit Atlanta Monday. DeKalb was hit harder than some other areas, like Cobb County, which resumed classes Wednesday.

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DeKalb Superintendent R. Stephen Green said county and school officials worked at "warp speed" to make sure students can safely return Friday.

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One nerve-wracking part of applying to college can be taking the entrance exam. Students usually choose between two: the ACT and the SAT. The ACT released its 2017 results Thursday.

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Georgia’s overall composite score improved, as did scores in each subject: English, reading, math and science. For the second consecutive year, Georgia’s composite score was slightly above the national average.

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People who live on Tybee Island, off Savannah’s coast, are under orders from their city government to leave starting at 8 a.m. Friday, a day earlier than the areas under Gov. Nathan Deal’s evacuation order. That is because high tides ahead of the hurricane are a concern on the island.

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Thursday students at Tybee Island Maritime Academy, Tybee’s only school, helped prepare.