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State school board approves teacher, leader systems
At its monthly meeting Thursday, the State Board of Education adopted a new rule, establishing all school systems and charter schools will implement the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and Leader...
April 03, 2014 06:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Common Core fight appears settled for now
Republican lawmakers appear to have settled a roiling fight over national education standards called Common Core. Some Republican lawmakers in Georgia and other states have pushed bills to block th...
March 20, 2014 08:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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3 of 4 local high schools honored for AP scores
Three of the four local public high schools were among the 462 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools named in a report released Monday by the Georgia Department of Education. Campbell High School i...
February 24, 2014 03:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board adopts plan to make up snow days
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 3:08 P.M. WITH QUOTE FROM DISTRICT SPOKESWOMAN SUSAN HALE) In the wake of this winter’s twin snowstorms, Fulton County Schools officials have begun to address how students, teach...
February 21, 2014 12:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia seniors make strides on AP exams
More Georgia seniors are scoring a 3 or higher – a passing score – on Advanced Placement (AP) exams compared to last year, according to the College Board’s AP Report to the Nation released Monday. ...
February 17, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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STAR students in Atlanta recognized for high achievements
(UPDATED THURSDAY AT 1:25 P.M. WITH MAYA GRIMES' FATHER'S NAME) Recognizing the academic successes of high school seniors across the state, the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundat...
February 14, 2014 03:46 PM | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heritage Prep announces new head of school
(UPDATED TUESDAY AT 1:46 P.M WITH SOO CHANG'S PHOTO, MORE INFO ON WHO HE REPLACED AND HIS BACKGROUND) Heritage Preparatory School in Midtown Monday announced the appointment of the Rev. Soo Chang a...
February 10, 2014 06:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local superintendents talk about snowstorm response
The superintendents of the three local school districts last week each gave statements on their response to the snowstorm that crippled metro Atlanta with gridlock on its roads, forcing some school...
February 05, 2014 03:34 PM | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weber names new head of school
In an email Wednesday, the Doris and Alex Weber Jewish Community High School’s board and head of school search committee announced the appointment of Rabbi Ed Harwitz as the Sandy Springs private s...
February 05, 2014 11:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster lower school head to retire; replacement named
In an email Monday to alumni and school supporters, Westminster Schools President Bill Clarkson announced the head of its lower school, Kristi Kerins, will retire at the end of the 2013-14 academic...
February 03, 2014 05:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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High Point Elementary to host open house, anniversary party
High Point Elementary School in Sandy Springs will host an open house for all alumni Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the school’s media center. The event is a part of High Point’s 50th anniversary ce...
February 02, 2014 10:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stellar Student: Ben Franklin's Harrison Citron
Ben Franklin Academy sophomore Harrison Citron is making quite a name for himself on campus and beyond. The sophomore maintains a 4.0 GPA while keeping up a demanding extracurricular schedule. It a...
January 30, 2014 01:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Springs STEM Event starts next week
The Sandy Springs Education Force will host the fourth annual STEM Event starting Feb. 6 at North Springs High School. This month-long, communitywide program encourages students to pursue a career ...
January 30, 2014 12:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Updated: Buckhead’s Heiskell School to close in May
(UPDATED AT 9:07 A.M. MONDAY WITH NEW QUOTES, INFO FROM CYNDIE HEISKELL) After 65 years of educating children, the Heiskell School in Buckhead is closing. Heiskell, a nondenominational independent ...
January 27, 2014 09:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former North Springs cafeteria worker arrested
Brenda Watts, a former North Springs Charter High School cafeteria worker, has been arrested for stealing hundreds of dollars a day from the Sandy Springs school for up to more than a decade. Watts...
January 25, 2014 01:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board talks new hires, charter success
Fulton County Schools’ officials continue to work on implementing the district’s new teacher hiring process. The newfangled instructor selection model, set to debut this spring, was among a myriad ...
January 24, 2014 03:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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