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Davis students honored in C-SPAN StudentCam contest
Four students at the Davis Academy in Sandy Springs last week received honorable mention awards for their videos submitted to the 2015 C-SPAN StudentCam competition. A C-SPAN representative visited...
May 04, 2015 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster debate team wins Tournament of Champions
The Westminster Schools in Buckhead last week announced its debate team won the Tournament of Champions — the premier national championship for high school policy debate — April 25 through 27 at th...
May 04, 2015 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board members to host meetings
Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education hosts a monthly meeting open to the public. The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members ...
May 01, 2015 06:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 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 | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton district discusses Atlanta’s annexation wishes
The petition for three communities in south Fulton County, including its students, to be annexed to the city of Atlanta will have to wait, at least until the city and county work things out . The p...
April 27, 2015 04:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zeff named interim leader of Fulton County School System
At its meeting Thursday at Holmes Elementary School in East Point, the Fulton County Board of Education named Kenneth Zeff as the school district’s interim superintendent beginning June 2. The anno...
April 23, 2015 08:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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After recall, Fulton school district removes Blue Bell products
Following Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries’ voluntary recall for all of its products on the market after some samples tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria, the Fulto...
April 22, 2015 12:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County Schools district honors volunteers
In honor of National Volunteer Week, which started Sunday and ends Saturday, Fulton County Schools last week announced its 2015 volunteers of the year. These community members are an example of how...
April 16, 2015 03:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents asked for feedback on Fulton district courses
Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs will offer a new International Baccalaureate Chinese course and Roswell High School will offer litera...
April 16, 2015 02:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board reviews budget at work session
The Fulton County Board of Education Tuesday announced at its monthly work session at the North Learning Center in Sandy Springs it received a first look at the entire 2015-16 budget proposed by Su...
April 14, 2015 06:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board members hosting community meetings
The local members of the Fulton County Board of Education will host monthly community meetings this week, the school district announced Tuesday. District 3 board member Gail Dean will host a meetin...
April 14, 2015 05:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stellar Student: Tyler Hawthorne Reid
Tyler Hawthorne Reid, a senior at North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs, is a young man taking full advantage of his talents. The school ambassador is smart, well-liked, genuine, a gre...
April 02, 2015 09:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Superintendent proposes adaptable school expenditures
Fulton County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa has presented an adaptable expenditure budget to be managed by each school in the district according to its necessities. “Parents always ask me ab...
March 25, 2015 03:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools, organizations offer abudance of summer camps
Schools will be out for the summer starting in May, but there will be plenty of activities at local summer camps to keep children busy. Camp registration is now open for organizations, schools and ...
March 18, 2015 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools’ climate star ratings mixed
The Georgia Department of Education Tuesday released its first school climate star ratings, and local schools’ ratings were mixed, ranging from 2 to 5. The 2014 ratings are based on survey results ...
March 16, 2015 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Epstein School names new leader
The Epstein School in Sandy Springs Wednesday announced David Abusch-Magder, Ph.D., will be the new head of school effective July 1. He is currently the head of middle school and assistant head of ...
March 10, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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