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Refunding bond debt to save school district almost $9M
The Paulding County Board of Education has approved a resolution that will allow the school district to re-fund its bond debt, the school system announced in a news release. The Paulding County Sch...
September 30, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our Lady of the Assumption students give back with service projects
Students at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School participated in its fourth annual Day of Service last week. More than 500 students at the Brookhaven school spent the entire day supporting th...
September 30, 2014 10:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local nonprofit honors Atlanta Public Schools educators
Atlanta Public Schools Friday announced the Buckhead-based Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education Wednesday and Thursday surprised six Atlanta Public Schools educators, including two ...
September 26, 2014 05:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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State seeks feds’ flexibility on ESEA waiver
Georgia will ask the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility from its Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) waiver in order to delay, for one year, the high-stakes consequences related to ...
September 24, 2014 06:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charter proposal to address low graduation rate
Fulton County Schools has sent out a request for charter proposals, due Jan. 16, to create a charter high school in Hapeville slated to open in August. The request process combines a charter school...
September 23, 2014 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding's congressman to host Military Academy Day Oct. 4
District 14 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Calhoun, will host his annual Military Academy Day Oct. 4 in Calhoun for students in grades 8 to 12 who are interested in attending a U.S. military academy after...
September 23, 2014 02:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oglethorpe awarded funds to support core curriculum
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has selected Oglethorpe University to receive a sizable three-year grant to support its Explorations in the Core program, which evaluates and implements innovations ...
September 23, 2014 11:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding school celebrates Patriot Day on 13th anniversary of attacks
McClure Middle School last week hosted its inaugural Patriot Day event to honor Paulding first-responders on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City in which thousands of pol...
September 18, 2014 08:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mentor Walk introduces children to college
(UPDATED WEDNESDAY AT 6:50 P.M. WITH CORRECTED INFO ON GUEST SPEAKERS) The Sandy Springs-based Campus Community Partnership Foundation is now reaching even more children in its mission to encourage...
September 17, 2014 02:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools get tech-savvy in classrooms
Students at local schools and across metro Atlanta are putting down their pencils and textbooks in exchange for laptops, tablets and other electronic devices as learning aides. This year, The Gallo...
September 17, 2014 10:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two local schools named Reward Schools
Two local schools were named 2014 Reward Schools in the list released Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Education. North Atlanta High School in Buckhead and Ison Springs Elementary School in San...
September 16, 2014 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding high schools showcase musical talent on field
The talent showcased during Friday night football games is not limited to offense, defense and special teams. The team that takes the field at halftime — the high school marching band — is rife wit...
September 16, 2014 02:15 PM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district boosts budget surplus to $30.9M
The DeKalb County School District recently announced a 35 percent increase in its surplus for fiscal 2014, reporting an additional $10.9 million in reserves over the $20 million surplus previously ...
September 16, 2014 12:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kittredge Magnet School hosts fall family event
On Friday, Kittredge Magnet School will invite its students and families to the second fall family picnic, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will be on the back field at the school, 1663 E. Nancy Cr...
September 16, 2014 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Martin’s launches new technology program
A Brookhaven school is equipping its students with the latest technology and devices to enhance learning in a 21st-century environment. St. Martin’s Episcopal School, at 3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Roa...
September 16, 2014 09:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schenck head of school to retire next year
The Schenck School in Sandy Springs Tuesday announced the retirement of Head of School Gena Calloway, effective at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. Since taking the leadership helm in 2000, Ca...
September 15, 2014 02:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta gun owner files complaint against Fulton Schools
When Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 60 into law earlier this year, the sweeping gun legislation made national headlines. Much less reported was House Bill 826, a piece of legislation signed by ...
September 11, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: New school leaders hit ground running this year
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 9:08 A.M. WITH CORRECTED INFO ON ATLANTA GIRLS' SCHOOL'S JOAN KING AND REACCREDITATION) Editor’s note: In its Aug. 6 back-to-school edition, the Neighbor Newspapers did not inter...
September 10, 2014 11:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding student wins $25,000 for future education, present school
One Paulding third-grader’s path to college just became a lot smoother. Shelton Elementary student Alden Annis, son of Tim and Christy Annis, won $15,000 for his college education and $10,000 for h...
September 10, 2014 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Perimeter College celebrates 50 years
This year marks a milestone for Georgia Perimeter College as the school celebrates its 50th anniversary. Starting out as DeKalb College in 1964, the school was the first and only two-year college i...
September 09, 2014 12:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teachers, employees to see extra funds; school security beefed up
Designated math and science teachers working in the Fulton County Schools district can look forward to additional state funds to aid their instructional efforts. That news was unveiled during the A...
September 02, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Infinite Campus provides new portal for DeKalb parents and students
The DeKalb County School District announced its new and updated campus portal, a confidential and secure website that allows parents and guardians to log in and view their children’s progress in sc...
September 02, 2014 10:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven Innovation Academy petition denied
The State Charter Schools Commission denied the application of the Brookhaven Innovation Academy to open a charter school but encouraged city officials to re-apply next year. “Even though we asked ...
September 02, 2014 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community questions DeKalb charter system petition
The DeKalb County School District is actively seeking to petition the state board of education to become a full charter system and has held several meetings around the county to engage in citizen i...
September 02, 2014 09:43 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some Fulton teachers to see extra state funds
Designated math and science teachers working in the Fulton County Schools district can look forward to additional state funds to aid their instructional efforts. That news was unveiled during last ...
August 28, 2014 02:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb’s student-run TV station to host auditions for second season
PDS-TV24, the television station for the DeKalb County School District, will host auditions for its hit teen program “The Bridge.” DeKalb high school students who have a variety of skills and talen...
August 26, 2014 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Common Core defended at public hearing in Dunwoody
At a public hearing last week held by the state Board of Education at Dunwoody High School, Barbara Hampton, the sixth district representative for the board, listened to parents, teachers and admin...
August 26, 2014 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia moves up seven spots in ACT rankings
The 2014 ACT (American College Testing) results show Georgia moved up seven spots from 37th in 2013 to 30th this year. The 2014 ranking puts the state at the top of the pack among its Southeastern ...
August 20, 2014 05:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Educators: business partners will see return on investment
Henry County Superintendent Rodney Bowler and Locust Grove’s Strong Rock Christian School CEO Pat Stuart said last week there is a direct correlation between current trends in education and the suc...
August 20, 2014 12:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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