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Atlanta Master Chorale to perform Christmas show at Emory

Atlanta Master Chorale to perform Christmas show at Emory

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Master Chorale will spread joy this holiday season with a special Christmas concert at Emory University.

The chorus will perform Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. in the university's Emerson Concert Hall.

Tickets are $25 general admission and $10 for Emory students.

Visit emory.edu for more information and to reserve your seat.

Emerson Concert Hall is located inside the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at 1700 North Decatur Road.

GED registration begins on new website

GED registration begins on new website

(WXIA) -- Registration for the 2014 General Educational Development tests is now open on the new MyGED website.

The site, located at ged.com, offers study plans, skills assessments and other resources to help adults receive the equivalent of a high school diploma.

The 2014 GED program launches on Jan. 2. It was overhauled to better prepare GED candidates for higher education and the working world, and ultimately allow them to find jobs with higher pay.

The website also features a list of GED testing centers across metro Atlanta.

Supreme Court upholds suspension of DeKalb school board members

Supreme Court upholds suspension of DeKalb school board members

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld a statute that allowed Gov. Nathan Deal to suspend six members of the DeKalb County School Board, including its chairman.

In an opinion released Monday, Georgia's high court said the statute "does not violate the Georgia Constitution."

Board chairman Dr. Eugene Walker and five others were suspended in February, two months after the DeKalb County School District was put on accredited probation by the Southeastern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The suspensions occurred under Georgia's School Board Suspension Statute of 2010, which places school systems on a level of accreditation that's only one notch above complete loss of accreditation "for school board governance related reasons."

More than 1,300 Latino teens to gather for Emory youth conference

More than 1,300 Latino teens to gather for Emory youth conference

ATLANTA -- More than 1,300 Latino teens from across the state will assemble at Emory University on Saturday, Nov. 9 for a day full of motivational speakers, workshops and activities geared to motivating students to go to college and pursue careers.

Middle and high school students will be joined by parents, teachers and hundreds of volunteers for the Latin American Association’s 14th Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference, for a total of nearly 2,000 participants.

Emory among best values in private colleges

Emory among best values in private colleges

ATLANTA -- Emory University is once again among the 20 top values in liberal arts colleges and private universities in the U.S.

Every year, Kiplinger's ranks the 200 best values in the nation.

Emory is No. 14 this year; it has been on the list since 2007. The Atlanta school has a sticker price of $57,000 a year, but the school says about 58 percent of undergraduate students receive financial aid.

Yale University holds the top spot on this year's list, followed by Princeton, Rice, Harvard and Duke universities. All are pricey schools, but Kiplinger's reports there's enough need- and merit-based financial aid to go around.

Emory to hold Sustainable Food Fair

Emory to hold Sustainable Food Fair

ATLANTA -- This year's Emory University Sustainable Food Fair and Farmers Market will be held Friday, Oct. 4 on Cox Hall Bridge.

The fair, which begins at 10:30 a.m., allows students and others in the Emory community to learn about sustainable food practices and discover where they can buy locally grown products.

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Hilary King, a doctoral candidate in anthropology, will spearhead Friday's event. It was organized by students in a one-credit course she teaches.

Learn more at emory.edu.

Ga. SAT scores hold steady for Class of 2013

Ga. SAT scores hold steady for Class of 2013

ATLANTA -- There was little change in SAT scores between Georgia's Class of 2013 and Class of 2012, the Georgia Department of Education announced Thursday.

About 75 percent of Georgia's high school seniors took the SAT in 2013, compared to 43 percent nationally. Georgia students earned a collective score of 1452 out of 2400 -- the same score as last year. The national average is 1498.

Overall, Georgia's senior increased two points in critical reading and decreased two points in math. The overall writing score stayed the same from 2012 to 2013. About 36 percent of Georgia's test takers met the SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmark.