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Douglas schools see new teachers, principals, math changes in new school year
As Douglas County public school students return to class next week, they will not only see 185 new teachers but those entering the ninth grade will face a major academic change in math. Superintend...
July 29, 2015 11:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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More teachers, facility upgrades to greet Paulding students for start of school year
Paulding County School District students will see about 200 new teachers, two new principals and facility upgrades at six schools in the academic year beginning Monday, the superintendent said last...
July 29, 2015 10:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ben Franklin announces leadership change, co-founder’s death
Ben Franklin Academy in DeKalb County Tuesday announced leadership changes and the death of its headmaster and co-founder, Wood Smethurst, Ed.D. Smethurst announced his retirement in June, effectiv...
July 21, 2015 05:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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More than 1,200 to receive school supplies at annual Paulding event
Although the Paulding County School District officially begins the 2015-16 school year in 12 days, many underprivileged children in the county will get a fast jump on gathering school supplies Satu...
July 21, 2015 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Videos designed to show Paulding parents how students learn math
Four years have passed since Common Core introduced a new method of teaching math and teachers are starting to see the results. The new method focuses more on the concepts of math rather than just ...
July 21, 2015 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Chamber to host reception for Superintendent Green
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce will host the official welcome reception for more than 150 distinguished guests in attendance to meet and support R. Stephen Green, the county’s new school superintendent...
July 20, 2015 01:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point grad heads off to college at 16
When 16-year-old Christiana Oshotse enters college this fall at Duke University, the Durham, N.C., campus will not be the farthest the pre-med major and Westlake High School valedictorian has trave...
July 16, 2015 01:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County school district named inaugural charter system of the year
The Fulton County School System is the first recipient of the charter system of the year award for leadership in supporting school-level governance and innovation, the Charter System Foundation ann...
July 16, 2015 12:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Superintendent Green talks goals at his first school board meeting
Fiduciary and operational responsibilities, said new DeKalb County School District Superintendent R. Stephen Green, will no longer overshadow, but rather work to enhance the focus of academic outco...
July 15, 2015 04:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Cottage School finds new executive director
From football player to science and special education teacher turned administrator, Steven Palmer has held many titles. Now he has found a new title and home in a familiar location. As the new exec...
July 15, 2015 12:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding lawmaker on panel studying tax on gambling to fund HOPE scholarship
A Paulding state lawmaker will serve on a study committee considering how to create additional funding sources for the HOPE Scholarship, including taxing casinos and horse racing if legalized in Ge...
July 14, 2015 02:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta superintendent recommending two new leaders
Atlanta Public Schools Monday announced its superintendent, Meria J. Carstarphen, is recommending two national educators — Olivine Roberts and Donyall Dickey — for the district’s roles of chief aca...
July 13, 2015 06:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Paulding junior named to elite leadership program
Javon Brown, a rising senior at East Paulding High School, was one of 73 students across the state to attend an elite summer leadership institute through 21st Century Leaders, in partnership with T...
July 08, 2015 10:01 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding schools summer construction includes turf, renovations
With less than a month remaining before the Aug. 3 start of Paulding County’s 2015-16 school year, the school district’s seven construction and renovation projects are moving along well, a system o...
July 07, 2015 02:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody nonprofit offers wealth of fiscal knowledge to students
A Dunwoody nonprofit is teaching financial literacy education and financial independence training to children using interactive techniques to help students understand the lifelong, positive impact ...
July 07, 2015 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools announces partnership with CASEL
Atlanta Public Schools Wednesday announced it is partnering with the Chicago-based Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) to implement a district-wide, evidenced-based so...
July 01, 2015 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding program helps children overcome reading apprehension
As retired greyhound racing dog Buck lay at her side, a first-grader opened a book at Crossroads Library in Acworth and began reading to the animal. Buck lay quietly beside her as she read to him f...
June 30, 2015 02:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tapestry Charter finds permanent home in Doraville
Tapestry Public Charter School in DeKalb County will be welcoming back students for the 2015-16 in a new building and new location. The school, which just wrapped up its first year, is in the proce...
June 30, 2015 11:50 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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District faculty, community and business leaders honor Thurmond
After only two years of service, Michael Thurmond has made quite an impression on DeKalb County. Thurmond was honored last week at a fitting reception that included proclamations, plaques and sever...
June 29, 2015 11:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County school board approves biggest budget to date
The Henry County Board of Education approved its fiscal 2016 budget in a unanimous vote during its regular June meeting. The budget, $341 million, represents the largest general operating budget in...
June 22, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools reviewing grade-changing problems
Atlanta Public Schools Friday announced it is conducting a comprehensive review of grade changing to determine the extent of the issue across the district. The office of accountability, created by ...
June 20, 2015 03:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools to host millage rate meetings
As required by Georgia law, the Atlanta Board of Education will host three public hearings to allow residents an opportunity to express their opinions on an increase in property taxes caused by the...
June 18, 2015 06:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Governor's plan for school funding questioned
A Georgia lawmaker is questioning proposals from Gov. Nathan Deal’s staff on overhauling the state’s method for funding K-12 schools. Deal announced his Education Reform Commission in January and i...
June 18, 2015 01:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton Co. school district renames East Point school
A Fulton County elementary school has been renamed after a prominent educator. Mount Olive Elementary School in East Point will be renamed Asa Hilliard Elementary School. Mount Olive Baptist Church...
June 18, 2015 12:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hiram High principal moving to same job at East Paulding High
While East Paulding and Hiram high schools will be getting new leadership come fall, the faces will not be unfamiliar. East Paulding High School will see Jason Freeman as its new principal, returni...
June 16, 2015 02:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chattahoochee Tech board elects Paulding man as vice chairman
A Paulding man will hold the second-highest position on the Chattahoochee Technical College board in the coming year. The board, which met last week at the North Metro Campus in Acworth, elected me...
June 16, 2015 02:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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'7 Habits' training begins for Stockbridge elementary school
The Henry Council for Quality Growth is aiming to enhance quality of life for Henry County citizens — starting with some of its youngest residents. Last week, Stockbridge’s Cotton Indian Elementary...
June 11, 2015 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Paulding valedictorian going to Berry after busy school career
One of Paulding’s highest-performing graduates this year knows she wants to do something big in her life ─ she is just not sure what yet. Meghan Jo Albritton, 18, will be heading off to Berry Colle...
June 09, 2015 02:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teacher group reacts to Atlanta Public Schools arts cuts
When the Atlanta Board of Education approved by a 9-0 vote the $685.6 million 2015-16 budget at its April 20 meeting, it included some cuts in the Atlanta Public Schools arts programs, including 18...
June 08, 2015 05:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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State hires privacy officer to protect student data
Levette Williams, Georgia's new chief privacy officer appointed this week, said she will focus on training school districts about the importance of both collecting and protecting data on Georgia st...
June 08, 2015 04:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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