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Parents affected by redistricting speak out at meeting
Parents of students affected by Fulton County Schools’ northern redistricting plan used Thursday night’s Board of Education meeting as another opportunity to voice their opinions on the issue. The ...
December 19, 2014 12:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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All north Fulton middle schools impacted by redistricting plan
Under Fulton Schools’ draft redistricting plan, all 10 local middle schools will be affected. The proposed rezonings were sparked by classroom additions at Autrey Mill, Hopewell and Taylor Road mid...
December 17, 2014 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Redistricting plan impacts 11 north Fulton elementary schools
At Centennial High School last Wednesday, Fulton County Schools debuted a redistricting draft plan that will affect students attending 11 north Fulton elementary schools. The catalyst for redistric...
December 17, 2014 01:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton rejects renewal bids by two local academies
At a meeting last Thursday, the county board of education voted unanimously to reject renewal petitions from two charter schools – the Fulton Science Academy High School in Alpharetta and the Fulto...
November 24, 2014 01:42 PM | 4 4 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County School System eyes math curriculum changes
Fulton County Schools district 2 board member Katie Reeves visited Summit Hill Elementary in Milton last week to discuss the school system’s Continuous Achievement model. The county board of educat...
November 24, 2014 01:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Redistricting plans affect dozens of Fulton schools
Fulton County Schools unveiled three realignment maps at an Alpharetta High public meeting last Wednesday. The rezoning was prompted by the construction of a new elementary school on Highway 9 and ...
November 12, 2014 05:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta gun owner files complaint against Fulton Schools
When Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 60 into law earlier this year, the sweeping gun legislation made national headlines. Much less reported was House Bill 826, a piece of legislation signed by ...
September 11, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Many colleges re-thinking sexual assault awareness
As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the “red zone” — a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault. This year is different, tho...
September 11, 2014 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some Fulton teachers to see extra state funds
Designated math and science teachers working in the Fulton County Schools district can look forward to additional state funds to aid their instructional efforts. That news was unveiled during last ...
August 28, 2014 02:12 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Milton High principal steps down following DUI arrest
Less than a week and a half before the 2014 school year began, incoming Milton High Principal Dr. Nathan Buhl announced his resignation. On July 26, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies respon...
August 01, 2014 03:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County School System prepares to open Aug. 11, announces changes
The 2014-2015 school year starts on Aug.11 for thousands of children in Fulton County. The Fulton County School System has announced several changes for its schools, including new principals, new p...
July 22, 2014 11:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 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 | 24 24 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 | 15 15 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 | 18 18 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 | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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