Local Education News
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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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 | 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 | 3 3 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 | 7 7 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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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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Most local schools fare well on AP exams
Compared to the state average, three of the four local public high schools fared well on the Advanced Placement exams, according to data released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education on ...
October 09, 2014 08:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools names new chief academic officer
The Atlanta Board of Education Monday voted to accept Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen’s recommendation to hire Carlton D. Jenkins as chief academic officer for Atlanta Public Schools. The chief...
October 07, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Local high schools’ SAT scores mixed
(UPDATED TUESDAY AT 3:55 P.M. WITH COMPARISON OF THIS YEAR'S SCHOOL-LEVEL SCORES TO THE 2013 ONES) Local high schools had mixed results in the 2014 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores released Tu...
October 07, 2014 10:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools teachers honored
Atlanta Public Schools Friday announced the three finalists for its 2014-15 Districtwide Teacher of the Year, including one local educator. The winner will be announced during an awards ceremony Oc...
October 03, 2014 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to host education summit
The Atlanta planning advisory board education committee and the Atlanta University Consortium CommUniversity will host a community summit on education Oct. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Atlanta...
October 03, 2014 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local nonprofit honors Atlanta Public Schools educators
Atlanta Public Schools Friday announced the Buckhead-based Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education Wednesday and Thursday surprised six Atlanta Public Schools educators, including two ...
September 26, 2014 05:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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State seeks feds’ flexibility on ESEA waiver
Georgia will ask the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility from its Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) waiver in order to delay, for one year, the high-stakes consequences related to ...
September 24, 2014 06:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mentor Walk introduces children to college
(UPDATED WEDNESDAY AT 6:50 P.M. WITH CORRECTED INFO ON GUEST SPEAKERS) The Sandy Springs-based Campus Community Partnership Foundation is now reaching even more children in its mission to encourage...
September 17, 2014 02:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools get tech-savvy in classrooms
Students at local schools and across metro Atlanta are putting down their pencils and textbooks in exchange for laptops, tablets and other electronic devices as learning aides. This year, The Gallo...
September 17, 2014 10:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two local schools named Reward Schools
Two local schools were named 2014 Reward Schools in the list released Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Education. North Atlanta High School in Buckhead and Ison Springs Elementary School in San...
September 16, 2014 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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