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Georgia, four other states get one-year ESEA extension
President Barack Obama’s administration Thursday announced five states — Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina — have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain ...
July 31, 2014 07:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools’ scores mixed on EOCT
Students at local schools had mixed results in the End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) during the 2013-14 academic year when compared to the state averages for most subjects. The Georgia Department of Educa...
July 31, 2014 06:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead resident struggling with immigration issue
(UPDATED THURSDAY 10:45 WITH CORRECT SPELLING OF SANFORD POSNER) An immigration issue could force a Buckhead resident who grew up in Campinas, Brazil, but attended college in the U.S. to be deporte...
July 23, 2014 01:18 PM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holy Spirit student earns perfect scores on SAT, ACT tests
Meredith Jones studied for the SAT and ACT tests before taking them June 7 and 14, respectively, but said she was not expecting to score perfect marks on both of them. The 17-year-old rising senior...
July 23, 2014 09:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State complying with new law on school fundraisers
In response to new federal school nutrition regulations, State School Superintendent John Barge and the Georgia Board of Education Friday announced they are initiating the rule-making process to am...
July 20, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Most local schools improve on CRCT compared to 2012-13
In the 2013-14 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) school-by-school scores released Tuesday morning by the Georgia Department of Education, local schools had mostly positive results. The t...
July 08, 2014 06:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 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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Atlanta Public Schools approves pay raises
Atlanta Public Schools Thursday announced it has approved a cost-of-living pay increase for full-time employees during fiscal 2015, which starts Tuesday and ends June 30, 2015. Effective Tuesday, c...
June 26, 2014 06:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last day for centralized late registration today
The last day for centralized late registration for returning Atlanta Public Schools students is today from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 5 p.m. at Crim Open Campus High School, 256 Clifton Road, ...
June 26, 2014 12:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local school districts fare mostly well on CRCT scores
(UPDATED WEDNESDAY AT 6:10 P.M. WITH QUOTES FROM ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS' JOE BLESSING) The Georgia Department of Education released its district-level 2014 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRC...
June 25, 2014 03:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools releases equity audit report
Atlanta Public Schools Monday released its equity audit report, which shows how schools in different parts of the district stack up against each other. In a summary of the nearly 1,400-page report,...
June 24, 2014 03:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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State's eighth-graders fare better on CRCT
The percentage of Georgia’s eighth-graders exceeding standards in all content-area Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) increased this year, including an 8 percent increase in reading, the ...
June 12, 2014 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board to host public hearings for property tax increase
The Atlanta Board of Education Tuesday announced it will hold three public hearings to discuss the adoption of a millage rate that will require an increase in property taxes by 2.61 percent. Meetin...
June 10, 2014 12:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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APS associate superintendent resigning, gets no-bid contract
(UPDATED MONDAY AT 12:39 P.M. WITH NEWS ON SMITH'S NEW CONSULTING CONTRACT) Atlanta Public Schools announced Tuesday in a news release that Associate Superintendent Steve Smith will resign effectiv...
June 03, 2014 11:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools having four-day summer work weeks
Atlanta Public Schools announced Monday in a news release it has started a pilot program involving a summer four-day workweek beginning Monday and ending July 18. Most district facilities, includin...
June 02, 2014 02:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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E. Rivers releases renderings of new campus
E. Rivers Elementary School in Buckhead last week released artist’s renderings of the planned new campus currently being built. Since August the school has used the old Sutton Middle School campus ...
June 01, 2014 06:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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