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Heather Duren

Georgia schools are serving an increasing number of Latino students. In the Hall County School District, for example, the student population is more than 40 percent Latino. 

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But it's not easy to find Latino teachers to lead those classrooms. Robert Wilson, the principal at Lyman Hall Elementary School in Hall County, said his school’s student body is 98.5 percent Latino. In addition, 99 percent of his students qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

Students, faculty, and staff are prohibited from using or bringing hoverboards to several college campuses in Georgia.
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Kennesaw State University is the latest campus to ban hoverboards in Georgia.

Many of the two-wheeled boards and hands-free Segways are powered by lithium ion batteries that have exploded or caught fire.

KSU's Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students Michael Sanseviro said the University was following the Kennesaw fire marshal recommended the policy.

The book “Teach Your Kids To Code” by Bryson Payne
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A University of North Georgia associate professor is urging parents to teach their children computer coding.

Bryson Payne is the chair of the computer science department and he’s written a new book titled “Teach Your Kids To Code.”

“Coding is just programming a computer, making it do something you want it to do – whether you’re playing with a mobile app for the first time, building a self-driving car, 3-D printing, bots, drones. Anything you can think of in the news today pretty much has software behind it,” Payne said during an interview on “A Closer Look.”