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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 | 19 19 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 | 28 28 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 | 45 45 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 | 29 29 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 | 24 24 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 | 15 15 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 | 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 | 7 7 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 | 70 70 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 | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students at Mill Springs Academy in Alpharetta to communicate with astronauts
Mill Springs Academy will be hosting a ham radio contact with NASA’s International Space Station’s amateur radio today. This program allows students to ask an astronaut questions as the space stati...
September 04, 2013 10:56 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposed curriculum materials for Fulton schools on display throughout county
Georgia Board of Education policy requires that all printed and non-printed materials dealing with human sexuality and HIV/AIDS be approved by each school system’s Health Education Advisory Committ...
August 28, 2013 11:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chick-fil-A, Junior Achievement create real-life training center
The Union City-based Chick-fil-A Foundation and Sandy Springs-based nonprofit Junior Achievement of Georgia last week unveiled a new state-of-the-art financial literacy and career readiness center ...
August 20, 2013 04:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Educational after school programs come to north Fulton
The Tutor Shop, an educational company in north Fulton, is bringing academic-based after school programs to local elementary schools. Co-owner Terri Eisenberg, a mother and teacher with more than 2...
August 14, 2013 10:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Northwestern Middle School in Milton named a DuFour Model Professional Learning Community School
Northwestern Middle School in Milton was recently recognized as the first in Georgia to be named a DuFour Model Professional Learning Community School. Nationally, fewer than 200 schools have been ...
August 07, 2013 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton graduates named National Merit Scholars
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced its final round of award winners. Out of 23 announced in this round from Fulton County, 21 graduated from schools in Alpharetta, Roswel...
July 31, 2013 10:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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