Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Georgia high school students who struggle with math are about to have new options to help them graduate.
Monday, the state board of education approved curriculum changes that include what's called discreet courses in Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, and Pre-Calculus. Critics complain that too many students are struggling with the new integrated approach adopted several years ago. Curriculum experts say the rigor of the math curriculum won't change, but students will now get credit for some of the support classes they take.
"We are excited that we will have the option for those struggling students next year who will be seniors and have been in four years of math classes but only have gotten credits through the math 2, we will be able to go back and count a couple of those support classes that will give them the maths they need," said Gail Melvin, Lee County Curriculum Director.
Students will be evaluated on an individual basis. Seventeen percent of Georgia's juniors have one math or no math credits and are in danger of not graduating. Students must receive four units of math in order to graduate.
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