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State policies on illegal immigrants force APS valedictorian to leave Georgia for college

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The valedictorian of an Atlanta high school is seeking donations to pay for college because he is not eligible for HOPE due to his immigration status. 425 more words

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Georgia Governor Signs 'Todd Gurley Bill' Into Law

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law what’s been dubbed the “Todd Gurley bill” — making it a crime punishable by up to a year in prison to entice student athletes to break NCAA rules for money. 575 more words

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Gov. Deal signs dual enrollment bills to boost workforce

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal has signed two bills that remove barriers to dual enrollment participation by struggling students with no plans to attend college and also those youngsters who are excelling in high school. 88 more words

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Georgia Governor Signs Bill Including Insurance For Kids With Autism

ATLANTA (AP) — Many parents who have struggled to get medical help for their autistic children will now qualify for insurance coverage under a new law signed Wednesday by Georgia Gov. 516 more words

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Georgia Gov. Deal signs medical marijuana bill into law

ATLANTA (AP) — An emotional Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that permits the use of medical marijuana to treat eight serious health problems.

In a ceremony in the Capitol attended by about 100 parents, children and legislators, Deal on Thursday made Georgia the 36th state plus Washington, D.C., to legalize the use of marijuana extracts for medical use. 93 more words

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Georgians denied diplomas may petition for one under new law

ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law that will give Georgians who were denied their high school diplomas an opportunity to petition for one. 110 more words

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Governor signs bill today enabling 9,000 Georgians to receive high school diploma

UPDATE: Nathan Deal signed the bill. Again, if you are affected, contact your school district for details.

According to the new law, an affected student “may petition the local board of education in which he or she was last enrolled to determine the student’s eligibility to receive a high school diploma pursuant to this Code section based on the graduation requirements in effect when the student first entered ninth grade. 655 more words

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