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Fulton school board gets enrollment growth update
Each month, the Fulton County school board meets for a work session to receive information on specific topics of interest and to discuss items on the month’s agenda. The March 10 meeting was held a...
March 23, 2015 03:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers in Ga. Tech speech
Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring som...
March 10, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palmetto students to welcome new sidewalk, crosswalk Wed.
Palmetto Elementary School students, teachers and staff and Georgia Department of Transportation representatives will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to debut a newly constructed crosswalk and sidew...
March 10, 2015 02:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County School System to give new teachers signing bonuses
The Fulton County School System is the first in Georgia to announce it will provide a signing bonus to new 2015-16 teaching hires. This news will encourage the 750-plus applicants who are registere...
March 09, 2015 03:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Attorney: Ex-APS superintendent Beverly Hall dead
Beverly Hall, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools charged in what prosecutors had called a broad conspiracy to cheat on state exams, has died. Hall's attorney J. Tom Morgan confirme...
March 02, 2015 03:15 PM | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park elementary school may become $15M YMCA
College Park city council candidate Roderick Gay recently announced he has requested approval from the Fulton County Board of Education to move forward with redevelopment plans for Harriet Tubman E...
February 26, 2015 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board meetings cancelled tonight
Fulton County school board members Catherine Maddox and Linda Bryant are cancelling their Feb. 17 community meetings due to forecasts of inclement weather. Maddox's meeting was at Banneker High Sch...
February 17, 2015 11:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County district earns five-year reaccreditation
The Fulton County School System learned last week it will be reaccredited for another five years by AdvancED, the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. A 20-membe...
February 10, 2015 03:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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School choice forums set for next week
During the last week of January and in conjunction with National School Choice Week, the Fulton County School System is hosting five forums to gather input on what families value most in educationa...
January 22, 2015 02:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton schools beat state, county CCRPI scores
The Georgia Department of Education released its third round of College and Career Ready Performance Index results last month, based on data from the 2013-14 school year. According to spokesman Mat...
January 21, 2015 07:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 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 | 58 58 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 | 55 55 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 | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westlake's Marching Lions sweep national championship
The Westlake High School Marching Lions swept the high-stepping National High School Marching Band Championship held Nov. 11 at Tri-Cities High School in East Point. They were judged on showmanship...
November 26, 2014 08:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barge endorses Democrat for superintendent
Republican state superintendent John Barge is endorsing the Democratic candidate seeking to take his place as the state's top education official. Barge said Thursday that Valarie Wilson will contin...
October 23, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton tops U.S., state on SATs
Results released Oct. 7 show the Fulton County Schools System once again beat the national Scholastic Aptitude Test score, posting a 1567 on the College Board exam while the U.S. average came in 70...
October 22, 2014 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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