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Fairington Elementary students will return to normal class schedule Monday
Today, Fairington Elementary School Principal Jeffrey Jenkins, wrote a letter to parents/guardians of students with an update on returning to school Monday. "Fairington Elementary School will be re...
January 23, 2015 02:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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School choice forums set for Jan. 28, Feb. 2 in north Fulton
During the last week of January and in conjunction with National School Choice Week, Fulton County Schools is hosting five forums to gather input on what families value most in educational options....
January 22, 2015 03:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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School choice forums set for next week
During the last week of January and in conjunction with National School Choice Week, the Fulton County School System is hosting five forums to gather input on what families value most in educationa...
January 22, 2015 02:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Groups come together to provide aid and support to Fairington Elementary
The Parent Teacher Organization of Dunwoody Elementary School and faculty of the Centennial Arts Academy in Gainesville along with the DeKalb County Office of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Jus...
January 22, 2015 01:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memorial service set for former Paulding school superintendent Ragsdale
A memorial gathering and visitation are set for Friday at Clark Funeral Home in Hiram for former Paulding schools superintendent Larry Ragsdale, who died Jan. 15. Ragsdale, 64, of Rockmart, served ...
January 22, 2015 09:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County Schools' science fair adds engineering component
A developing trend in projects submitted for the annual Douglas County School System Science Fair is attracting more student interest, officials say. More high school and middle school students are...
January 21, 2015 06:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry schools beat state CCRPI scores
The Georgia Department of Education released its third round of College and Career Ready Performance Index results last month, based on data from the 2013-14 school year. According to spokesman Mat...
January 21, 2015 04:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton schools beat state, county CCRPI scores
The Georgia Department of Education released its third round of College and Career Ready Performance Index results last month, based on data from the 2013-14 school year. According to spokesman Mat...
January 21, 2015 07:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding's New Hope school earns funds for expansion of alternative education program
Two years ago, the New Hope Education Center did not even exist. Now, it is being recognized and awarded state funding to expand. The center was created a year and a half ago when the Paulding Coun...
January 20, 2015 02:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur parents rally for exceptional education expansion
Parents of special-needs students and their children attended City Schools of Decatur’s regular monthly meeting last week to address the school board and encourage board members to keep special edu...
January 20, 2015 10:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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May urges DeKalb school board to involve community in superintendent search
Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May urged the DeKalb County Board of Education to seek broad public input during its search for a new superintendent at a recent community input meeting. “This decisio...
January 20, 2015 10:20 AM | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fairington Elementary students will be housed at Miller Grove High
On Jan. 17, around 5 p.m. a suspicious fire engulfed a kindergarten classroom at Fairington Elementary School. Although the fire was contained to one classroom, the main school building experienced...
January 19, 2015 12:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Springs student accused of hacking into system
A male student at North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs has been accused of hacking into the Fulton County Schools’ computer system and changing grades for some students. In a letter s...
January 16, 2015 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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State school board OKs revisions to Common Core standards
The State Board of Education Thursday announced it has approved revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in English language arts and math. Those standards were posted for a 60-da...
January 15, 2015 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Georgia Perimeter president speaks out about Georgia State merger
Last week, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved a merger between Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia State University. According to GPC’s website, the consolidation will hel...
January 13, 2015 12:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district issues cold weather health precautions
Responding to the threat of inclement winter weather and health related issues such as influenza, the DeKalb County School District consulted with the National Weather Service and Dr. Elizabeth For...
January 07, 2015 01:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Board of Regents approves proposal to merge Georgia State and Georgia Perimeter
The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved a proposal Tuesday to merge Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College into what would become the largest school in the state....
January 06, 2015 06:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Numbers on CCRPI vary between DeKalb, Decatur school districts
Scores for the College & Career Ready Performance Index have been released and the City Schools of Decatur again surpassed the state average with a cumulative score of 87.3; the state average is 72...
January 06, 2015 11:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jester talks budget, down-sizing for DeKalb school system
Dunwoody resident Stan Jester was set to be sworn in to the DeKalb County Board of Education as the representative for District 1 Jan. 5. Jester, who ran unopposed in the May primary, said putting ...
January 06, 2015 09:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: Georgia State, Georgia Perimeter College merger to be proposed
A proposal to merge Georgia State University with Georgia Perimeter College will be presented at the next state Board of Regents meeting, the leader of Georgia Perimeter told employees. Georgia Per...
January 06, 2015 07:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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E. Rivers Elementary’s new building to open Tuesday
When students at E. Rivers Elementary School in Buckhead return to class Tuesday following the holiday break to start the spring semester, they also will go back to their old campus for the first t...
December 31, 2014 09:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Year In Review: Snow, Ebola top headlines in DeKalb
From an international health scare to several election shakeups and corruption trials, DeKalb County had a banner year for 2014. Below are a few highlights. SNOWMAGEDDON When Winter Storm Leon stru...
December 29, 2014 10:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schenck School co-founder dies at 93
The Schenck School in Sandy Springs Wednesday announced the death of co-founder and former Director David Schenck, 93. Schenck, who until recently lived at St. Anne’s Terrace retirement community i...
December 25, 2014 09:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb legislators talk transit, cityhood
Transportation, the special purpose local option sales tax, annexation and education were just some of the topics during the DeKalb chamber’s 2015 legislative preview forum last week. Panelists inc...
December 22, 2014 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parents affected by redistricting speak out at meeting
Parents of students affected by Fulton County Schools’ northern redistricting plan used Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting as another opportunity to voice their opinions on the issue. The ...
December 19, 2014 12:09 AM | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area’s schools CCRPI scores mixed
The Georgia Department of Education Tuesday released the College and Career Ready Performance Index, based on data from the 2013-14 academic year. Local schools had mixed results. In February 2012,...
December 17, 2014 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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All north Fulton middle schools impacted by redistricting plan
Under Fulton Schools’ draft redistricting plan, all 10 local middle schools will be affected. The proposed rezonings were sparked by classroom additions at Autrey Mill, Hopewell and Taylor Road mid...
December 17, 2014 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Redistricting plan impacts 11 north Fulton elementary schools
At Centennial High School last Wednesday, Fulton County Schools debuted a redistricting draft plan that will affect students attending 11 north Fulton elementary schools. The catalyst for redistric...
December 17, 2014 01:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding PE teacher named regional winner in national competition
P.B. Ritch Middle School’s physical education teacher Dave Senecal recently was named the Society of Health and Physical Education’s middle school physical education teacher of the year for the Sou...
December 16, 2014 02:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding alternative high school among winners of state Innovation Fund award
Paulding County’s alternative high school was named one of 18 award winners in a state government program designed to advance student achievement in Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday. The ...
December 16, 2014 02:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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