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Fulton County Schools to launch school bus cameras
The Fulton County School System Thursday announced it will activate its new bus stop arm cameras Monday, with a 30-day warning period on tickets to allow drivers to become familiar with the new saf...
February 04, 2016 09:04 PM | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council approves agreement with city, BeltLine, school district
The Atlanta City Council Monday approved by a 13-2 vote a new intergovernmental agreement settling a monetary dispute between the city, the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta Public Schools. The measure ...
February 01, 2016 04:01 PM | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta, Cobb districts: No plans yet for non-teacher pay raise
With Gov. Nathan Deal planning to give the state’s public school teachers a 3 percent raise as part of Georgia’s budget for fiscal 2017, which starts July 1, local school districts could approve a ...
January 28, 2016 05:57 PM | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Miriam Heiskell, 97, remembered for education, faith
Miriam Heiskell is being remembered as a woman who cared deeply about education and her religious beliefs. Heiskell, 97, died after a brief illness Thursday at her home in Buckhead. In 1949 she fou...
January 27, 2016 04:19 PM | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local school districts closing schools early Friday
The four local public school districts covering the area Thursday announced they will close school early Friday due to inclement weather predicted for that day. According to its website, the Nation...
January 21, 2016 11:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Galloway withdraws plans for sports complex
The Galloway School in Buckhead will not build a sports complex in the High Point neighborhood in Sandy Springs after all. “There is a lack of community support for this project,” Sharon Gay, an at...
January 21, 2016 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Board of Education re-elects chair, vice chair
The Atlanta Board of Education Monday voted to re-elect at-large Seat 7 member Courtney D. English (representing Districts 1 and 2) as its board chair and District 4 member Nancy M. Meister as vice...
January 12, 2016 05:27 PM | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park junior earns perfect score on SAT
Woodward Academy in College Park reported that junior Andy Sun earned a perfect score of 2400 on the SAT. Data from the College Board, which administers the SAT, reports that only 0.02 percent of s...
January 08, 2016 02:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Metro Atlanta schools differ in approach to drug tests
Drug use among students is serious business, said representatives from local schools. Many of those schools have taken various approaches to addressing the issue, including zero-tolerance policies ...
December 02, 2015 12:05 PM | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools’ Georgia Milestones scores mixed
Editor’s note: The Neighbor is only reporting on local high schools’ scores in the Georgia Milestones end-of-course tests. For more information on the high school scores or to view the elementary a...
November 18, 2015 02:20 PM | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mayor meets with residents about Galloway complex plan
As one Buckhead school’s plan for building a sports complex on land on the south end of Sandy Springs continues to proceed through the city’s zoning process, its top official met with residents Wed...
November 12, 2015 07:26 PM | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Google funds projects for dozens of metro special ed classes
Over 7,000 special education students in the metro area will have new educational supplies thanks to a $145,000 donation from Google. Coming up with funds for new supplies is a challenge for many s...
November 12, 2015 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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National Center for Civil and Human Rights to host symposium
The National Society of High School Scholars, an international honor society dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and ...
November 10, 2015 10:52 PM | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local high schools’ graduation rates improve
The Georgia Department of Education Monday released the state’s high schools’ 2015 graduation rates, and local schools had good results. Only two had a rate below the Georgia average and all saw th...
November 09, 2015 04:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools honors teacher, other employees
J. Scott Allen, a Latin teacher from Henry W. Grady High School, was named Atlanta Public Schools’ 2015-16 Districtwide Teacher of the Year during the district’s Employee Recognition Celebration aw...
November 01, 2015 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Galloway’s plan to build sports complex upsets neighbors
A Buckhead school’s plan to build a sports complex in a residential area on the south end of Sandy Springs has upset neighbors near the property. The Galloway School is under contract to purchase 8...
October 30, 2015 02:54 AM | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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