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Riverwood High to prepare for big changes
Riverwood International Charter School has taken another step in its expansion plan. At Wednesday’s Fulton County Board of Education meeting at Dunwoody Springs Elementary in Sandy Springs, the boa...
January 28, 2015 06:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Superintendent named to state education committee
Fulton County Schools last week announced its superintendent, Robert Avossa, has been appointed to a newly formed committee to study education in Georgia and make recommendations for improvement. A...
January 27, 2015 01:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 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 | 14 14 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 | 8 8 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 | 22 22 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 | 34 34 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 | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Families' Awards honor Atlanta, Fulton educators
For the first time, the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education this year included honors for teachers and principals outside the Atlanta Public Schools district. Earlier this month th...
November 26, 2014 05:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead party to raise funds for Atlanta Youth Academy
For a school with a budget of only $1.8 million, Atlanta Youth Academy’s 11th annual benefit auction is paramount to the southeast Atlanta private school’s operation. The event, set for Dec. 7 at t...
November 26, 2014 02:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia students’ writing test scores rise
The percentage of 11th-grade, first-time test takers meeting or exceeding the standard on the Georgia High School Writing Test increased in 2014, rising from 94 percent last year to 96 percent this...
November 25, 2014 02:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local school to host documentary screening
Morris Brandon Elementary School, 2741 Howell Mill Road in Buckhead, will host a special screening and discussion of the documentary “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:...
November 18, 2014 09:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools honored with Legacy of Excellence awards
Representatives of each of Sandy Springs’ public schools were among those honored Friday during Fulton County Schools’ Legacy of Excellence luncheon at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown...
November 18, 2014 07:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weber School changing name to honor co-founder
The Doris and Alex Weber Jewish Community High School in Sandy Springs announced Tuesday it will officially change its name to The Felicia Penzell Weber Jewish Community High School, at a private r...
November 16, 2014 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. Board of Education seeks public input on Common Core
The Georgia Board of Education has posted, for a 60-day public comment period, revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in English language arts and math. The standards were revis...
November 13, 2014 09:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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