LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Discussion of school standards dominated a panel hosted by Georgia lawmakers looking to talk about the federal government's role in public education.<br />
A House committee, formed by lawmakers as a compromise to members opposed to Common Core education standards, heard about a variety of federal grants and programs Georgia receives, including free and reduced lunch on Monday.<br />
Several teachers at the meeting expressed their support for the more rigorous requirements of what students learn each year.<br />
Opponents of the standards have questioned what role the Race to the Top program had on states adopting Common Core standards. The program gave states federal grants in return for education reforms.<br />
Republican Rep. Brooks Coleman of Duluth chairs the committee and says the group is planning two more meetings.
More than 20 employers have signed up to participate in the North Georgia Regional Career Expo in Blairsville Tuesday. The job fair will be held from 2-6 p.m. on the Blairsville campus of North Georgia Technical College.
While much has been written about the events and people that shaped Lumpkin County's past, the Bella Lynn Collection, recently donated to the University of North Georgia (UNG), is one of few to document the places where history happened.