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Lovett completes $94 million capital campaign
The Lovett School in Buckhead Monday announced it has completed its $94 million capital campaign. Our Defining Decade: A Campaign for Lovett, 2005-2015, will help pay for major improvements to camp...
September 01, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local high schools’ ACT scores mixed
Local high schools had mixed results in the American College Testing (ACT) exam, according to scores released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education. The ACT is an alternative to the Scho...
August 28, 2015 04:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weinstein Preschool accredited, begins wellness curriculum
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta in Dunwoody is entering the new school year with two important announcements. The center’s nationally accredited preschool, The Weinstein School, has r...
August 26, 2015 11:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shallowford Presbyterian School opens to first-graders
Excitement and emotion filled the halls Aug. 10 at Shallowford Presbyterian School as parents and faculty watched the inaugural class of 12 first graders enter their classroom. Meredith Moseley ser...
August 26, 2015 11:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advanced Placement test scores improve during 2014-15
Recently released Fulton County School District Advanced Placement scores on calculus grade averages for the 2014-15 school year showed great improvement despite math curriculum changes for the cur...
August 25, 2015 05:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County school system boasts new features in south Fulton
Besides getting schools ready for the opening bell earlier this month, the Fulton County School System also debuted new offices and programs. The South Learning Center, a new building located on th...
August 25, 2015 03:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas School Board extends superintendent's contract, increases pay
The current school superintendent will lead the Douglas County School System through mid-2017 after the school board last week voted to extend his contract and increase his salary. Board members ex...
August 25, 2015 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding Education Foundation hosting field day Sept. 12
The Paulding Education Foundation is hosting an event Sept. 12 to benefit the students and schools of Paulding County, foundation officials said. Xtreme Family Field Day is back for a second year a...
August 25, 2015 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students in Dallas manufactured home community receive scholarships
Paulding Education Foundation recently awarded the Logan’s Crossing Manufactured Home Community Fund scholarships. The fund was established by Dr. and Mrs. Ron Cobb, owners of Logan’s Crossing Manu...
August 25, 2015 03:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New principal of McDonough school previews 2015-16 year
Students and teachers going back to school earlier this month at Eagle’s Landing Middle School in McDonough were greeted by a new administrator — Principal Derrick Thomas. “I’ve very honored to joi...
August 20, 2015 10:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb students learn conservancy through action
Students from Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, got first-hand experiences learning about environmental action and conservation thanks to The Nature Conservancy’s Environmental Action for th...
August 19, 2015 12:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Green talks expectations, plans for DeKalb district
Now that school is back in session for the DeKalb County School District, Superintendent R. Stephen Green said students, parents, teachers and staff can expect to see the bar being raised at the cl...
August 19, 2015 11:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New principal settles in at Langston Hughes High School
For Greensboro, N.C., native Brandy Reeves, being the new Langston Hughes High School principal means having a chance to shape a school culture “that is rooted in love and care, but pushes students...
August 19, 2015 10:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County school system gets $3.9M Gates grant
The Henry County School System learned recently it will receive $3.9 million in grant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to continue with the district's vision of bringing personali...
August 14, 2015 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County students earn top slots in Georgia writing contest
The Henry County School System recently became the only district in Georgia to have multiple winners at a state-wide writing competition designed for student authors. Jada Smith, a rising third-gra...
August 13, 2015 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back-to-school, health fair at College Park church Saturday
Pleasant Hill Victory AME Church, 4585 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park 30349, will hold a back-to-school bash and health care fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free backpacks and school suppli...
August 12, 2015 03:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Springs school hosting fundraiser
Spalding Drive Elementary School, 130 W. Spalding Drive in Sandy Springs, will host its annual Back to School Festival Aug. 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. It wi...
August 12, 2015 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur schools leader expected to be named next month
As the search continues for City Schools of Decatur’s new superintendent, educational consultant Brad Draeger with Illinois-based firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, said the district is hopi...
August 12, 2015 11:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools welcome new leaders
Four leaders have taken the reigns at local schools — yet all said they were honored to step in the in their new roles. David Abusch-Magder, Ph.D., who previously served as head of the middle schoo...
August 06, 2015 09:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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School year brings new programs, projects
Schools in and serving the Brookhaven, Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings areas will welcome returning students with new programs and projects to enhance and accommodate learning for the upcoming ...
August 06, 2015 09:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County schools see changes for 2015-16 school year
Monday marked the start of the 2015-16 school year in Henry County and with it came a new school, new department and renovations on buildings throughout the county. The structure that once housed M...
August 06, 2015 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton’s Finest luncheon to spotlight bus drivers Friday
School buses are an icon of the back-to-school season, and their return to the streets signals the start of a new school year. On Friday, the Fulton County School System will salute those who trans...
August 05, 2015 03:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton gears up for a new school year
North Fulton students are heading back to school Monday and many can expect to see new programs, new administrators and expanded facilities. Fulton County Schools are bringing more personnel into t...
August 05, 2015 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back-to-school start dates
Here are the 2015-16 school year start dates for each local high school, according to each school’s or school district’s website or staff: Atlanta Country Day: Aug. 25 Atlanta Girls’: Aug. 12 Atlan...
August 05, 2015 12:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb chamber welcomes new DeKalb superintendent
Members of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce said they appreciated being a part of the selection process of the new superintendent of the DeKalb County School District and said they look forwar...
August 05, 2015 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb and Decatur school districts prep for new school year
New staff greeted students in City Schools of Decatur when they started Aug. 3 while students in the DeKalb County School District will see new facilities and teachers when their classes begin Mond...
August 05, 2015 11:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton goes back to school in new digs
The new school year beginning Monday for the Fulton County School System will mean new bricks and mortar for south Fulton students, teachers and staff, although its most ground-breaking building wi...
August 05, 2015 08:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools to strengthen grade-changing regs
Atlanta Public Schools late Friday night announced it will strengthen its regulations on grade changing following a review of grade changing data by the district’s office of accountability. Accordi...
August 01, 2015 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back-to-school bash and health fair Sat. in Fairburn
District 35 State Sen. Donzella James, D-Atlanta, will host a back to school bash and health fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. John A.M.E. Church, 305 W. Campbellton St. in Fairburn. Stude...
July 31, 2015 02:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. Highlands College offering plan for tuition payment in monthly installments
Students at Georgia Highlands College can now take advantage of a new payment plan that splits their tuition into monthly payments. This is the first time the college has offered a payment plan, ac...
July 29, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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