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Paulding school celebrates Patriot Day on 13th anniversary of attacks
McClure Middle School last week hosted its inaugural Patriot Day event to honor Paulding first-responders on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City in which thousands of pol...
September 18, 2014 08:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mentor Walk introduces children to college
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 12:29 P.M. WITH CORRECTED INFO ON GUEST SPEAKERS) The Sandy Springs-based Campus Community Partnership Foundation is now reaching even more children in its mission to encourage s...
September 17, 2014 02:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two local schools named Reward Schools
Two local schools were named 2014 Reward Schools in the list released Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Education. North Atlanta High School in Buckhead and Ison Springs Elementary School in San...
September 16, 2014 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding high schools showcase musical talent on field
The talent showcased during Friday night football games is not limited to offense, defense and special teams. The team that takes the field at halftime — the high school marching band — is rife wit...
September 16, 2014 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district boosts budget surplus to $30.9M
The DeKalb County School District recently announced a 35 percent increase in its surplus for fiscal 2014, reporting an additional $10.9 million in reserves over the $20 million surplus previously ...
September 16, 2014 12:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kittredge Magnet School hosts fall family event
On Friday, Kittredge Magnet School will invite its students and families to the second fall family picnic, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will be on the back field at the school, 1663 E. Nancy Cr...
September 16, 2014 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Martin’s launches new technology program
A Brookhaven school is equipping its students with the latest technology and devices to enhance learning in a 21st-century environment. St. Martin’s Episcopal School, at 3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Roa...
September 16, 2014 09:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schenck head of school to retire next year
The Schenck School in Sandy Springs Tuesday announced the retirement of Head of School Gena Calloway, effective at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. Since taking the leadership helm in 2000, Ca...
September 15, 2014 02:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta gun owner files complaint against Fulton Schools
When Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 60 into law earlier this year, the sweeping gun legislation made national headlines. Much less reported was House Bill 826, a piece of legislation signed by ...
September 11, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: New school leaders hit ground running this year
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 9:08 A.M. WITH CORRECTED INFO ON ATLANTA GIRLS' SCHOOL'S JOAN KING AND REACCREDITATION) Editor’s note: In its Aug. 6 back-to-school edition, the Neighbor Newspapers did not inter...
September 10, 2014 11:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding student wins $25,000 for future education, present school
One Paulding third-grader’s path to college just became a lot smoother. Shelton Elementary student Alden Annis, son of Tim and Christy Annis, won $15,000 for his college education and $10,000 for h...
September 10, 2014 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Perimeter College celebrates 50 years
This year marks a milestone for Georgia Perimeter College as the school celebrates its 50th anniversary. Starting out as DeKalb College in 1964, the school was the first and only two-year college i...
September 09, 2014 12:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teachers, employees to see extra funds; school security beefed up
Designated math and science teachers working in the Fulton County Schools district can look forward to additional state funds to aid their instructional efforts. That news was unveiled during the A...
September 02, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Infinite Campus provides new portal for DeKalb parents and students
The DeKalb County School District announced its new and updated campus portal, a confidential and secure website that allows parents and guardians to log in and view their children’s progress in sc...
September 02, 2014 10:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven Innovation Academy petition denied
The State Charter Schools Commission denied the application of the Brookhaven Innovation Academy to open a charter school but encouraged city officials to re-apply next year. “Even though we asked ...
September 02, 2014 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Community questions DeKalb charter system petition
The DeKalb County School District is actively seeking to petition the state board of education to become a full charter system and has held several meetings around the county to engage in citizen i...
September 02, 2014 09:43 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some Fulton teachers to see extra state funds
Designated math and science teachers working in the Fulton County Schools district can look forward to additional state funds to aid their instructional efforts. That news was unveiled during last ...
August 28, 2014 02:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb’s student-run TV station to host auditions for second season
PDS-TV24, the television station for the DeKalb County School District, will host auditions for its hit teen program “The Bridge.” DeKalb high school students who have a variety of skills and talen...
August 26, 2014 10:44 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Common Core defended at public hearing in Dunwoody
At a public hearing last week held by the state Board of Education at Dunwoody High School, Barbara Hampton, the sixth district representative for the board, listened to parents, teachers and admin...
August 26, 2014 09:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia moves up seven spots in ACT rankings
The 2014 ACT (American College Testing) results show Georgia moved up seven spots from 37th in 2013 to 30th this year. The 2014 ranking puts the state at the top of the pack among its Southeastern ...
August 20, 2014 05:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Educators: business partners will see return on investment
Henry County Superintendent Rodney Bowler and Locust Grove’s Strong Rock Christian School CEO Pat Stuart said last week there is a direct correlation between current trends in education and the suc...
August 20, 2014 12:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Manchester Spanish teacher starts year
Emily Hernandez may have known as early as middle school that being a Spanish teacher was her destiny. The Douglasville native has been involved in learning Spanish since middle school. She was par...
August 20, 2014 11:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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New principals find their way
Banneker High School Principal DeMarcos D. Holland began the 2014-15 school year as new to the building as incoming freshmen. Previously the Camp Creek Middle School principal, Holland said making ...
August 20, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Superintendent: funding, materials limitations did not stop rise in test scores
Limitations in funding and materials in recent years did not stop Paulding schools teachers and administrators from helping students increase their performances on statewide testing, the superinten...
August 19, 2014 03:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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First week back goes well for DeKalb students
Aug. 11 marked the first day back to school for DeKalb County students and according to principals at Montgomery Elementary in Brookhaven, Peachtree Charter Middle in Dunwoody and Tucker High in Tu...
August 19, 2014 11:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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State board of education public hearing in Dunwoody Tuesday
The State Board of Education will hold a public hearing for citizens in the sixth congressional district Tuesday, Aug. 19. The meeting will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at Dunwoody High School, 5035 Vermack...
August 15, 2014 12:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County schools, buses get upgrades
For the 2014-15 school year, students in Eagle’s Landing middle and high schools in McDonough and Henry County-wide school bus riders were greeted with new renovations and upgrades. Eagle’s Landing...
August 12, 2014 02:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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No local schools on state's Alert Schools list
Tuesday the Georgia Department of Education released its 2014 Alert Schools list as part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. None of the local public schools in t...
August 12, 2014 01:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New charter school incorporates learning for autistic, general education students
A new, public charter school in DeKalb County is starting the 2014-15 school year with a mission — to offer an engaging and individualized learning environment for students on the autism spectrum a...
August 12, 2014 01:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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