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    Foreign exchange students eager to return to Georgia next school year

    Foreign exchange students planning return to Georgia A Rome, Georgia, family is one of few in the state hosting foreign exchange students, but more students plan to come later this year. ROME, Ga. – With many of Georgia’s schools putting a halt to their foreign exchange programs due to the pandemic, many international students’ dreams were put on hold. However, with an end of the pandemic appearing to be in sight, they are planning a big return come September. An organization that helps the high schoolers come here said it is looking for families who want to host the students. “We have so many students this year that we are…

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    Georgia House moves to beef up education, public health spending

    If lawmakers followed Kemp’s recommendations, the state would be spending 13{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} less per resident on public health in the coming year than it did a decade ago. Demands on the local health agencies, and on Georgia’s public health system in general, have increased in recent years. Public health advocates have long complained about inadequate funding for AIDS/HIV prevention, controlling chronic illnesses and other needs. “There has been a good bit of talk about DPH not seeing a lot of new money within the state budget,” England said. “But it has to be remembered they have gotten a tremendous amount of federal dollars … that have been doing most everything they…

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    Savannah teachers take part in Georgia Public Broadcasting’s virtual education series

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Two local teachers were selected to share virtual lessons with students across the state as part of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Let’s Learn GA!” video series.  The online program is a collaboration between GPB and the Georgia Department of Education to support both in-person and remote learning plans. It features lessons, from Georgia teachers, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade and covers subjects ranging from English language arts and mathematics to science and social studies. Heard Elementary School teachers Angela Willis and Freddy Sanchez each submitted their own virtual lessons, which are currently featured on GBP’s website. Willis, who has taught with the Savannah-Chatham County Public…

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    Georgia State Law Exchange Program Offers Rene Seiersen A New View – Georgia State University News

    Rene Seiersen (LLM ’21) may be far away from where he was born, but he has made himself right at home at Georgia State. His journey began while he was a law student at Aarhus University in his native Denmark when he signed up for an Intro to U.S. Law course taught by Georgia State Law Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Ryan Rowberry. “I definitely didn’t think in two years or so I would be living here and pursuing a degree here,” Seiersen said. “I was thinking I was going to finish my degree in Denmark and practice there. I’m really glad that things changed.” Seiersen enjoyed the class so…

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    Readers Write: Trump’s Georgia call, electoral vote count, college debt, birthday cake

    I am not a fan of President Donald Trump and personally detest his moral and ethical failings — his lies, greed, lack of empathy. However, none of these boorish behaviors rises to the level of criminal offense; they are simply examples of his selfish, narcissistic personality. On the other hand, his call to the Georgia secretary of state urging him to “find” 11,780 votes may have crossed the line from repugnant behavior into criminal conduct (“Trump tells Ga. official to ‘find’ votes,” front page, Jan. 4). The Georgia penal code prohibits encouraging or coercing a state official to commit fraud, and any interpretation of the transcript of that call would…

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