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Fulton County school board re superintendent's new job
The Fulton County School System issued this statement April 16: The Fulton County Board of Education congratulates Robert Avossa on being named the superintendent for the School District of Palm Be...
April 16, 2015 05:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County Schools district honors volunteers
In honor of National Volunteer Week, which started Sunday and ends Saturday, Fulton County Schools last week announced its 2015 volunteers of the year. These community members are an example of how...
April 16, 2015 03:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents asked for feedback on Fulton district courses
Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs will offer a new International Baccalaureate Chinese course and Roswell High School will offer litera...
April 16, 2015 02:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York dance school accepts first Atlanta native
South Fulton studio DanceMakers of Atlanta announced earlier this month that 17-year-old dancer Zoe Hollinshead has been accepted into the bachelor of fine arts dance program at the Julliard School...
April 15, 2015 03:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead school to host Evening in the Garden benefit
Garden Hills Elementary School in Buckhead will host its 26th annual Evening in the Garden Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, 2799 Piedmont Road. It is a community-wide fundraising ef...
April 15, 2015 02:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board reviews budget at work session
The Fulton County Board of Education Tuesday announced at its monthly work session at the North Learning Center in Sandy Springs it received a first look at the entire 2015-16 budget proposed by Su...
April 14, 2015 06:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board members hosting community meetings
The local members of the Fulton County Board of Education will host monthly community meetings this week, the school district announced Tuesday. District 3 board member Gail Dean will host a meetin...
April 14, 2015 05:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding student wins state poetry contest, to compete for national title
Having gone up against 9,000 students from 74 schools across the state, Paulding high school senior Paris Stroud was named the state winner of the 2015 Poetry Out Loud competition recently and will...
April 14, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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ArtsBridge honors south Fulton Shuler Awards STARs
ArtsBridge Foundation recently formed a 20-member Students Take A Role council for technical theater students, including Fairburn students Seinna Milanowski of Landmark Christian School and Jessica...
April 13, 2015 04:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas school’s anti-drug message tops in state
The entire state recently took notice of the drug abuse education efforts of one Douglas County school. And not only was Factory Shoals Elementary School in Lithia Springs the overall winner in the...
April 08, 2015 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Farmers market move to Paulding school campus aids agriculture education program
The Paulding County Farm Bureau’s farmers market and Paulding County High School have entered into a unique partnership designed to benefit market growers, patrons and the school’s agriculture stud...
April 07, 2015 03:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding County Special Olympics hosts track and field meet
Paulding County Special Olympics hosted its annual track and field competition at Paulding County High School last week. A total of 272 athletes from throughout the county competed.
April 07, 2015 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry Council for Quality Growth to promote new education initiative
The Henry Council for Quality Growth is set to announce at its monthly luncheon Wednesday it has partnered with the Henry County School System to implement a new education strategy titled the Leade...
April 06, 2015 03:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chattahoochee Tech early childhood care and education program first in state to be accredited
Chattahoochee Technical College announced recently that the college’s Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Applied Science Program has been recommended for accreditation by the Early Chi...
April 03, 2015 05:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Locust Grove golf tournament to help Henry County schools
Shane A. Persaud, executive director of Communities In Schools of Henry County, said in a statement that support of the nonprofit’s third annual golf tournament May 8 will help children in many way...
April 02, 2015 03:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County schools average or above on new climate rating
More than 90 percent of Henry County public schools earned three or more stars in the inaugural school climate ratings, based on information gathered in the 2013-14 school year. According to Matt C...
April 02, 2015 09:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding student to represent Georgia in national poetry competition
A Paulding County student is the state winner of the Poetry Out Loud competition hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts. Paris Stroud, a senior at P...
April 01, 2015 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lowest CCRPI school in south Fulton earns highest climate rating
McClarin Alternative School in College Park, which at 49.9 ranked the lowest in south Fulton schools’ 2013-14 College and Career Ready Performance Index scores released in December, came out on top...
April 01, 2015 11:23 AM | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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5K in Paulding to benefit cancer victim, 3, and family
For the Hart family, it was a leap of faith moving to Paulding County. The family of five would be leaving friends and family in Olympia, Wash., to set out on an adventure that seemed almost too ri...
March 31, 2015 01:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senior students serve community at Chamblee Charter High
Senior students at Chamblee Charter High School will participate in a day of giving back to the community during the third annual Senior Service Day event Thursday. Students will be volunteering at...
March 31, 2015 09:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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McDonough school employee wins media specialist of the year
Kristen Garner of Eagle’s Landing Middle School in McDonough was recently named the Henry County School System media specialist of the year during a surprise visit by county administrators and the ...
March 30, 2015 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Superintendent proposes adaptable school expenditures
Fulton County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa has presented an adaptable expenditure budget to be managed by each school in the district according to its necessities. “Parents always ask me ab...
March 25, 2015 03:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Salaries discussed at Fulton Schools community meeting
Fulton County Schools Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Kenneth Zeff said the system will begin phasing in a new strategic compensation plan this fall. “We use a 1950s wage model to compensate ...
March 25, 2015 10:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Quality, character of majority of Paulding schools called ‘average’ in new state rating
The quality and character of school life was called “average” or “above average’ in almost all Paulding schools, according to a new Georgia Department of Education rating. The inaugural School Clim...
March 24, 2015 01:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools to host budget meetings
In the next eight days, Atlanta Public Schools will host the last two of four community meetings on the 2015-16 budget adoption calendar. The first will take place Wednesday at South Atlanta High S...
March 24, 2015 11:21 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools, organizations offer abudance of summer camps
Schools will be out for the summer starting in May, but there will be plenty of activities at local summer camps to keep children busy. Camp registration is now open for organizations, schools and ...
March 18, 2015 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials to cut ribbon on Rivers' redeveloped campus
Atlanta Public Schools will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly redeveloped Eretus Rivers Elementary School campus, 8 Peachtree Battle Ave. in Buckhead, March 27 at 10 a.m. Following a 19-...
March 18, 2015 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding student art competition set for Saturday
Any skepticism about county residents’ level of interest in the arts can be brushed away by seeing the exponential growth the Paulding Fine Arts Association and its annual student art competition h...
March 17, 2015 01:54 PM | 1 1 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools accepting transfer applications
Atlanta Public Schools is accepting applications for general administrative transfers and Georgia special needs scholarship transfers through March 27. Georgia’s Public School Choice law allows res...
March 16, 2015 05:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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