Local Education News
Local high schools’ ACT scores mixed
Local high schools had mixed results in the American College Testing (ACT) exam, according to scores released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education. The ACT is an alternative to the Scho...
August 28, 2015 04:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advanced Placement test scores improve during 2014-15
Recently released Fulton County School District Advanced Placement scores on calculus grade averages for the 2014-15 school year showed great improvement despite math curriculum changes for the cur...
August 25, 2015 05:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sandy Springs school hosting fundraiser
Spalding Drive Elementary School, 130 W. Spalding Drive in Sandy Springs, will host its annual Back to School Festival Aug. 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. It wi...
August 12, 2015 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools welcome new leaders
Four leaders have taken the reigns at local schools — yet all said they were honored to step in the in their new roles. David Abusch-Magder, Ph.D., who previously served as head of the middle schoo...
August 06, 2015 09:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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School year brings new programs, projects
Schools in and serving the Brookhaven, Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings areas will welcome returning students with new programs and projects to enhance and accommodate learning for the upcoming ...
August 06, 2015 09:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back-to-school start dates
Here are the 2015-16 school year start dates for each local high school, according to each school’s or school district’s website or staff: Atlanta Country Day: Aug. 25 Atlanta Girls’: Aug. 12 Atlan...
August 05, 2015 12:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ben Franklin announces leadership change, co-founder’s death
Ben Franklin Academy in DeKalb County Tuesday announced leadership changes and the death of its headmaster and co-founder, Wood Smethurst, Ed.D. Smethurst announced his retirement in June, effectiv...
July 21, 2015 05:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton Co. school district renames East Point school
A Fulton County elementary school has been renamed after a prominent educator. Mount Olive Elementary School in East Point will be renamed Asa Hilliard Elementary School. Mount Olive Baptist Church...
June 18, 2015 12:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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Avossa discusses Fulton Co. school district as tenure ends
As he completes his final full week as superintendent of the Fulton County School System, Robert Avossa, Ed.D., said the district has had “a great year.” Avossa, whose last day is Monday, announced...
May 27, 2015 01:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton Co. school district to give media devices to students
Laptops and iPads are going inside Fulton County classroom starting this fall. The mobile learning devices and support services plan was approved for three vendors to provide mobile device access t...
May 16, 2015 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: Fulton County School System prepared for possible measles outbreak
Following a case in which a Forsyth County child last week was suspected of having measles but tested negative for it, a health official with the Fulton County Schools System said it is prepared fo...
May 13, 2015 04:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
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Davis students honored in C-SPAN StudentCam contest
Four students at the Davis Academy in Sandy Springs last week received honorable mention awards for their videos submitted to the 2015 C-SPAN StudentCam competition. A C-SPAN representative visited...
May 04, 2015 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster debate team wins Tournament of Champions
The Westminster Schools in Buckhead last week announced its debate team won the Tournament of Champions — the premier national championship for high school policy debate — April 25 through 27 at th...
May 04, 2015 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board members to host meetings
Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education hosts a monthly meeting open to the public. The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members ...
May 01, 2015 06:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Movement to opt out of Common Core tests growing
Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This “opt-out” movement re...
April 30, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton district discusses Atlanta’s annexation wishes
The petition for three communities in south Fulton County, including its students, to be annexed to the city of Atlanta will have to wait, at least until the city and county work things out . The p...
April 27, 2015 04:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
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