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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 | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools hosting Inclusive Schools Week events
Atlanta Public Schools will joins school districts and communities around the world in celebrating the 14th annual Inclusive Schools Week Monday through Dec. 5, with events and activities in classr...
November 26, 2014 03:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 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 | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Life-saving medical equipment donated to Henry County Middle School
Last week, Henry County Middle School in McDonough received an important piece of medical equipment — an automated external defibrillator — that can aid in saving student lives during incidents ste...
November 26, 2014 09:10 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur High teacher, coach receives top honor
Bill Roberts, a special education teacher at Decatur High School, has been named the district-wide teacher of the year. For the honor, Roberts will represent City Schools of Decatur for the state’s...
November 25, 2014 12:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton rejects renewal bids by two local academies
At a meeting last Thursday, the county board of education voted unanimously to reject renewal petitions from two charter schools – the Fulton Science Academy High School in Alpharetta and the Fulto...
November 24, 2014 01:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County School System eyes math curriculum changes
Fulton County Schools district 2 board member Katie Reeves visited Summit Hill Elementary in Milton last week to discuss the school system’s Continuous Achievement model. The county board of educat...
November 24, 2014 01:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 1 1 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 | 4 4 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 | 19 19 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 | 8 8 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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