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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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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 | 2 2 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 | 2 2 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school system to buy more school buses for $5M
At a DeKalb County Board of Education business meeting last week, enhancements to transportation and the purchase of additional school buses as well as the school year readiness report, were topics...
August 12, 2014 11:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Plans for Brookhaven charter school gain momentum
The Brookhaven community is hoping for more school choice when it comes to educating children who reside within its borders. As a result, the Brookhaven Innovation Academy has taken root and is awa...
August 12, 2014 10:35 AM | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools after-school activities cancelled
Atlanta Public Schools Friday announced it has cancelled all after-school activities planned for this afternoon due to current inclement weather conditions and for the safety of its students and em...
August 08, 2014 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools, Georgia Tech form partnership
In a news conference Thursday at Washington High School, Atlanta Public Schools and the Georgia Institute of Technology announced a partnership between the two entities. In the agreement, each of t...
August 08, 2014 03:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding test scores exceed state in five subjects
Paulding high school students topped their counterparts statewide on five of eight subjects on the end-of-course test given to Georgia public high school students in spring of this year, officials ...
August 05, 2014 02:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding school board to ask Legislature for law allowing voters to fill vacancy
The Paulding County Board of Education has approved a resolution asking the Georgia General Assembly to bring local legislation in line with state legislation regarding a vacancy on the school boar...
August 05, 2014 02:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Bishop kicks-off school supply drive for kids in need
The Bishop, Avondale Estates’ new neighborhood restaurant and bar, invites guests to dine and donate school supplies for Kids in Need this week. A program of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Kids i...
August 05, 2014 11:34 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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SACS: DeKalb school district is making ‘material progress’
The DeKalb County School District continues to make “material progress” in confronting recent challenges and in completing “required actions” mandated by the Southern Association of Colleges and Sc...
August 05, 2014 11:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thurmond talks charter status, upgrades to facilities for DeKalb schools
Not only will there be slightly more students and teachers inhabiting DeKalb County schools, but many will see some key upgrades inside the buildings. Superintendent Michael Thurmond said the distr...
August 05, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teacher support up in DeKalb schools
Perhaps no one is looking forward to the new school year for DeKalb County students more than Superintendent Michael Thurmond. Projected student enrollment is at 100,563, an increase of 676 student...
August 05, 2014 11:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two new members elected to DeKalb school board
Residents will see two, new faces on the DeKalb County Board of Education beginning in January. In District 1, which covers parts of Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville, Stan Jester ran un...
August 05, 2014 10:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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School system ready to open Monday
The Fulton County School System continues to be the fourth largest school district in Georgia, with about 96,300 students entering its buildings Monday for the 2014-15 school year. According to sys...
August 05, 2014 09:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Milton High principal steps down following DUI arrest
Less than a week and a half before the 2014 school year began, incoming Milton High Principal Dr. Nathan Buhl announced his resignation. On July 26, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies respon...
August 01, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia, four other states get one-year ESEA extension
President Barack Obama’s administration Thursday announced five states — Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina — have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain ...
July 31, 2014 07:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools’ scores mixed on EOCT
(UPDATED MONDAY AT 1:57 P.M. WITH CORRECT SCORES) Students at local schools had mixed results in the End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) during the 2013-14 academic year when compared to the state averages ...
July 31, 2014 06:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding Education Foundation awards more than $16K in scholarships
The Paulding County Board of Education recently formally recognized the student recipients of the 16 scholarships managed or awarded by the Paulding Education Foundation. Funds for some of these sc...
July 30, 2014 09:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New principals, testing method await Paulding students
Paulding students will see three new principals and dozens of new teachers as they begin the school year Monday. Spokeswoman Suzanne Wooley said the district is “anxiously awaiting the return of ou...
July 29, 2014 02:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding schools add new heating, air conditioning, stadium turf
The Paulding school district worked to renovate two schools this summer and is working to put artificial turf on two additional schools’ football fields in preparation for the upcoming school year....
July 29, 2014 01:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur’s Westchester Elementary re-opens for 2014-15 school year
A former elementary school that has served as housing for City Schools of Decatur’s central office for the past 10 years will once again be an institution for learning starting with the upcoming 20...
July 29, 2014 10:28 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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McFerrin to lead Dunwoody High as new principal
Having grown up in Dunwoody, it seems only fitting that Tom McFerrin will now lead his alma mater of Dunwoody High School as principal. McFerrin graduated from the school in 1991 and went off to th...
July 29, 2014 10:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enrollment up in Decatur schools
City Schools of Decatur, which begins classes Monday, has doubled in size throughout the last 10 years or so, and Superintendent Phyllis Edwards said because they only operate in a four-square-mile...
July 29, 2014 09:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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CRCT shows science, social studies gains in Paulding
Paulding County school students meeting or exceeding state averages on a major assessment test gained or held steady in four of five subject areas this year, district officials said. However, Crite...
July 25, 2014 08:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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READY TO ROLL: Douglas school buses preparing to carry 15,000 students daily
On the calendar in the office of Douglas County School System Transportation Department Fleet Manager Charlie Brewer, the date of Aug. 6 is circled. It is the first day of the upcoming school year,...
July 25, 2014 08:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry schools earn 100s on final standardized test
Several Henry County schools earned perfect scores on the final Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests taken in April by students in grades three through eight. All Tussahaw Elementary School third-...
July 23, 2014 01:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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