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Fulton County School System prepares to open August 11, announces changes
The 2014-2015 school year starts on August 11 for thousands of children in Fulton County. The Fulton County School System has announced several changes for its schools, including new principals, ne...
July 22, 2014 11:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board talks millage rate
Fulton County Schools officials intend to keep the fiscal 2015 millage rate at its current rate. With a unanimous vote, the Fulton Board of Education confirmed its position following the third and ...
June 21, 2014 11:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math
An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil." What could be so horrible? Grade-school m...
May 15, 2014 12:34 PM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Common Core fight appears settled for now
Republican lawmakers appear to have settled a roiling fight over national education standards called Common Core. Some Republican lawmakers in Georgia and other states have pushed bills to block th...
March 20, 2014 08:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board adopts plan to make up snow days
(UPDATED FRIDAY AT 3:08 P.M. WITH QUOTE FROM DISTRICT SPOKESWOMAN SUSAN HALE) In the wake of this winter’s twin snowstorms, Fulton County Schools officials have begun to address how students, teach...
February 21, 2014 12:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal to propose increase in education spending
Gov. Nathan Deal is set to propose a nearly $547 million increase in state education funding when he submits his budget proposal to state lawmakers. That's according to Deal's spokesman Brian Robin...
January 15, 2014 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Milton teacher honored for technology use in classroom
Heather Cox, a fourth grade teacher at Crabapple Crossing Elementary School in Milton, was recognized by President Barack Obama and the White House last month as one of 10 educators across the coun...
December 23, 2013 05:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sweet Apple Elementary students join ‘Hour of Code’ campaign
Every Sweet Apple Elementary student in grades two through five took part in last week’s Hour of Code, a nationwide campaign to help introduce students to computer programming. Media and educationa...
December 23, 2013 04:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillside’s Science Day inspires students with experiments
When children see the prevalence of science in everyday life and are exposed to the excitement of scientific discovery first hand, they are more likely to develop a lifelong appreciation for and un...
November 20, 2013 04:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton teachers focused on STEM
Teachers in north Fulton are collaborating to increase students’ knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, a group of subject matter popularly referred to as STEM. Abby May, ST...
October 23, 2013 12:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board plans to consolidate central offices
Last week the Fulton County Board of Education announced a plan to centralize the school district’s support functions to schools, provide more efficiency in operations and save millions of taxpayer...
October 23, 2013 11:35 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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King’s Ridge Christian School in Alpharetta hosts third annual county fair
In the spirit of old-fashioned fun, King’s Ridge Christian School will host its third annual county fair on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the school’s campus. The event, sponsored by the King’s Ridge ...
October 16, 2013 11:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cambridge High sophomore a great debater
Cambridge High School sophomore Nico Leis has a way with words and public speaking. The straight-A student started a debate club at the high school last year while taking on a course load of honors...
October 16, 2013 10:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Average SAT scores flat in Georgia, nationwide
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's average score on this year's SAT college entrance exam was unchanged from last year, mirroring a national trend as scores were generally stagnant from the previous year. Na...
September 26, 2013 11:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board holds September community meetings
Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a monthly meeting open to all members of the community. The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members an...
September 11, 2013 12:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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