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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 | 1 1 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 | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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1,500 attend inaugural Extreme Family Field Day
More than 1,500 people traveled to Taylor Farm Park in Powder Springs recently as Paulding Education Foundation hosted its inaugural Extreme Family Field Day, presented by Children’s Healthcare of ...
November 18, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb graduation rate up by 2 percent
The Georgia Department of Education recently released statewide high school graduation rate data that showed continued improvement by DeKalb County School District students. Overall, the graduation...
November 18, 2014 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Murals encourage student expression at Chamblee Middle
Students at Chamblee Middle School, 3601 Sexton Woods Drive, are leaving a lasting impression. That is because visual arts teacher Molly Newton not only instructs her students to create art on pape...
November 18, 2014 09:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Columbia High alumni return to speak with students
Several Columbia High School alumni gathered to discuss the importance of education to high school students. The event, organized by alumna Viniece Jennings, is part of an outreach educational effo...
November 14, 2014 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONAL: Lithia Springs' Ainsworth named Georgia assistant principal of the year
Lithia Springs Assistant Principal Jessica Ainsworth took little credit for being named Georgia’s assistant principal of the year last week. An administrative mainstay at the school for four years,...
November 12, 2014 05:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Redistricting plans affect dozens of Fulton schools
Fulton County Schools unveiled three realignment maps at an Alpharetta High public meeting last Wednesday. The rezoning was prompted by the construction of a new elementary school on Highway 9 and ...
November 12, 2014 05:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Newly-elected Douglas school board members seek more parental involvement
Newly elected Douglas County Board of Education members Tracy Rookard and Michelle Simmons said they are anxious to go to work. Months of campaigning resulted in both defeating incumbent board memb...
November 12, 2014 04:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Principal 4 A Day applications due Friday
Applications for participation in the Principal 4 A Day program are due this Friday, Nov. 14. The Douglas County School System and the Douglas County Chamber are co-sponsoring the event, which allo...
November 12, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Luella High art instructor named top county educator
Walking down the halls of Luella High School in Locust Grove, students, teachers and visitors can see the influence of Henry County Schools’ teacher of the year John Wood. That is because student a...
November 11, 2014 05:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding Education Foundation hosts race, obstacle course
Local children and adults are invited to run, climb and play this weekend, all while giving back to schools and students. The Paulding Education Foundation is hosting its third annual benefit 5K ra...
November 04, 2014 02:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding schools working to increase graduation rate
Paulding County schools officials continually focus on increasing the district’s graduation rate, a spokeswoman said. The district has initiatives designed to help and encourage students to graduat...
November 04, 2014 02:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding graduation rate dips slightly, still well above statewide count
Paulding County’s high school graduation rate dipped slightly in 2014 compared to the previous year, the Georgia Department of Education reported last week. The county school system’s rate was 77.6...
October 30, 2014 04:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools' results mixed on graduation rates
The Georgia Department of Education released high school graduation rates Thursday, and local school had mixed results. In Buckhead, North Atlanta’s rate of 73.5 percent was well above the Atlanta ...
October 30, 2014 01:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author to visit after Paulding school wins Scholastic contest for fifth time
Sammy McClure Middle School students are set to meet Maggie Stiefvater, author of the best-selling “Shiver” trilogy and “The Raven Cycle” series, Wednesday during a special schoolwide event after M...
October 28, 2014 02:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Sheriff’s Office: think twice before passing stopped school buses
School districts and law enforcement agencies in DeKalb County have been cracking down on drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the ...
October 28, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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 | 13 13 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding color guard member named to Army All-American Marching Band
Kevin Tran said he did not mean to break the mold; he was just trying something new. The 17-year-old East Paulding High School senior decided to try out for the color guard for the Raider Brigade B...
October 22, 2014 10:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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State physical education group names Paulding's Senecal top middle school teacher
P.B. Ritch Middle School teacher Dave Senecal recently received the middle school physical education teacher of the year award from the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreatio...
October 22, 2014 10:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anonymous gun threat reported on wall at East Paulding High
The Paulding County School District and East Paulding High School administrators are working with the county sheriff’s office on an anonymous threat written on a school restroom wall that indicated...
October 17, 2014 07:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district establishes new enrollment protocol due to Ebola
The DeKalb County School District notified all principals and administrators that no new students from Ebola-affected West African countries, including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and other affec...
October 16, 2014 03:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas public schools improve SAT scores
Douglas County School System high school students increased their SAT scores between 2013 and 2014 despite slightly more students taking the test, according to numbers released last week. Results f...
October 15, 2014 09:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding students increase SAT scores
Paulding County School District officials credit teacher training and more rigorous coursework for higher SAT scores in 2014 compared to 2013 systemwide, a spokeswoman said. District spokeswoman Su...
October 14, 2014 03:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding schools focusing on all subject areas to prepare for tests
Scores for the math and writing parts of the SAT did not rise as dramatically as reading scores for seniors in Paulding County’s five high schools in 2014, according to results released last week. ...
October 14, 2014 02:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding middle-schooler collects thousands of pop tabs to help Ronald McDonald House
Erick Fortner is well on his way to becoming a major donor for the Ronald McDonald House Foundation — and he’s only in the sixth grade The 12-year-old East Paulding Middle School student has jumped...
October 14, 2014 02:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur leads state in SAT, DeKalb sees drop
The 2014 Scholastic Aptitude Test scores were released last week and City Schools of Decatur leads the state with the highest composite score of 1583. Decatur High School — the system’s only public...
October 14, 2014 09:31 AM | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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