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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 | 27 27 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 | 27 27 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 | 32 32 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 | 37 37 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 | 29 29 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 | 57 57 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 | 41 41 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 | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. Senate approves resolution to change AP history exam
The state Senate has passed a resolution demanding that the New York-based College Board redo its most recent revision of the Advancement Placement U.S. History exam. Republican Sen. William Ligon ...
March 12, 2015 01:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barnwell students entertain packed house as Shakespeare meets Dr. Seuss
A cast of 72 talented and enthusiastic fourth- and fifth-grade students from Barnwell Elementary recently performed a musical comedy for audiences at two locations. The young, dedicated cast member...
February 26, 2015 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators spar over revised College Board AP history test
The College Board's new Advanced Placement U.S. history test is strongly biased to the left and should be scrapped, Republican Sen. William Ligon said Wednesday in an argument that has also been ma...
February 19, 2015 11:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 102 102 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 | 97 97 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 | 99 99 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 | 133 133 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 | 109 109 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 | 114 114 recommendations | email to a friend
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