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North Fulton high school graduation dates set
The moment local seniors and their families have long dreamed of has finally arrived, as high school graduation ceremonies are scheduled in Alpharetta, Milton and Roswell throughout the remainder o...
May 20, 2015 10:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton valedictorians, salutatorians announced
The best and brightest of the graduating class of 2015 are being honored, as public and private schools throughout north Fulton name their respective valedictorians and salutatorians. At Alpharetta...
May 20, 2015 09:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta High valedictorian headed to Georgia Tech
Regardless of the subject, Christian Sorensen, 18, said he loves expanding his knowledge. That passion for learning shows in his academic transcript; the Alpharetta High School senior is graduating...
May 20, 2015 09:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: Fulton County School System prepared for possible measles outbreak
Following a case in which a Forsyth County child last week was suspected of having measles but tested negative for it, a health official with the Fulton County Schools System said it is prepared fo...
May 13, 2015 04:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Superintendent Avossa discusses future of Fulton County Schools
Reflecting on his four-year tenure as superintendent of Fulton County Schools, Robert Avossa, Ed.D., said “decentralizing” the system is among his proudest achievements. “I think it’s important tha...
May 13, 2015 11:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton parents unite against standardized testing
Crabapple Crossing Elementary mom Sheila Souza is one of many local parents concerned about the impact of standardized testing on students. “My daughter is in the third grade and the way she talks ...
May 01, 2015 06:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movement to opt out of Common Core tests growing
Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This “opt-out” movement re...
April 30, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salaries discussed at Fulton Schools community meeting
Fulton County Schools Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Kenneth Zeff said the system will begin phasing in a new strategic compensation plan this fall. “We use a 1950s wage model to compensate ...
March 25, 2015 10:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foster Care Support Foundation to host gala
The Foster Care Support Foundation is hosting a game-themed event for its 11th annual All Kids Count Gala Saturday night at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Buckhead. The foundation, based in Roswell, is e...
March 04, 2015 02:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prior to final vote, Schultz discusses new Fulton County school map
When the final Fulton County School System redistricting map was presented at a first reading last month, District 1 representative Linda Schultz was one of two board members — alongside District 7...
February 18, 2015 03:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton’s top students shine
High academic success does not go unnoticed. The Atlanta-based Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation recently named this year’s school-level winners of the Student Teacher Achiev...
February 11, 2015 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell neighborhood upset by redistricting plan
When the final Fulton County School System realignment map was revealed last month, many parents in the Roswell Station neighborhood were shocked. “We felt that previous meeting results showed the ...
February 11, 2015 02:01 PM | 4 4 comments | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton Schools computer crash preps system for tests
Earlier this month, a capacity-constraint stress test was conducted throughout Georgia. The experiment was to see if the state’s schools could handle a large volume of online test takers. “The good...
January 28, 2015 07:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton School's redistricting plan will impact elementary, middle schools
The Fulton County School System released a final redistricting map earlier this month, with proposed line shifts impacting a dozen elementary schools and 10 middle schools across north Fulton. Unde...
January 28, 2015 06:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 95 95 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 | 91 91 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 | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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