Local Education News
Superintendent proposes adaptable school expenditures
Fulton County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa has presented an adaptable expenditure budget to be managed by each school in the district according to its necessities. “Parents always ask me ab...
March 25, 2015 03:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools, organizations offer abudance of summer camps
Schools will be out for the summer starting in May, but there will be plenty of activities at local summer camps to keep children busy. Camp registration is now open for organizations, schools and ...
March 18, 2015 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools’ climate star ratings mixed
The Georgia Department of Education Tuesday released its first school climate star ratings, and local schools’ ratings were mixed, ranging from 2 to 5. The 2014 ratings are based on survey results ...
March 16, 2015 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Epstein School names new leader
The Epstein School in Sandy Springs Wednesday announced David Abusch-Magder, Ph.D., will be the new head of school effective July 1. He is currently the head of middle school and assistant head of ...
March 10, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County School System to give new teachers signing bonuses
The Fulton County School System is the first in Georgia to announce it will provide a signing bonus to new 2015-16 teaching hires. This news will encourage the 750-plus applicants who are registere...
March 09, 2015 03:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Foster Care Support Foundation to host gala
The Foster Care Support Foundation is hosting a game-themed event for its 11th annual All Kids Count Gala Saturday night at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Buckhead. The foundation, based in Roswell, is e...
March 04, 2015 02:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta, Fulton school districts get grants
The State Board of Education Friday announced it has awarded Striving Reader grants to schools in 15 Georgia school districts, including the Atlanta and Fulton County ones. The Cobb County district...
February 28, 2015 01:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charity helps teens in abusive relationships
One local man has started a charity to honor his daughter, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. In 2006 Brookhaven resident Andrew Crecente started The Jennifer Ann Crecente Memorial Group Inc. to h...
February 25, 2015 12:55 PM | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local high schools named AP Honor Schools
State School Superintendent Richard Woods Wednesday named 609 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools, and the four local public high schools were named to some of those lists. AP courses and exams a...
February 19, 2015 09:29 AM | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local students, teachers honored by PAGE Foundation
High academic success does not go unnoticed. The Atlanta-based Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation recently named this year’s school-level winners of the Student Teacher Achiev...
February 11, 2015 09:43 AM | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County district earns five-year reaccreditation
The Fulton County School System learned last week it will be reaccredited for another five years by AdvancED, the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. A 20-membe...
February 10, 2015 03:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stellar Student
Maggie Schaffer is taking high school by storm. The Marist School senior said she is aware of her potential and drives herself wisely to make sure she takes advantage of every second of her final y...
February 04, 2015 04:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pace wins three major debate tournaments
The debate team at Pace Academy in Buckhead continues to rack up championships during the 2014-15 academic year. In January Pace’s upper school policy debate squad won Montgomery Bell Academy’s Sou...
February 04, 2015 11:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster debate team fares well in Michigan
The debate team at the Westminster Schools in Buckhead excelled at the University of Michigan debate program’s 19th annual tournament in November in Ann Arbor, Mich. High school debate students fro...
February 04, 2015 11:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Riverwood High to prepare for big changes
Riverwood International Charter School has taken another step in its expansion plan. At Wednesday’s Fulton County Board of Education meeting at Dunwoody Springs Elementary in Sandy Springs, the boa...
January 28, 2015 06:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Superintendent named to state education committee
Fulton County Schools last week announced its superintendent, Robert Avossa, has been appointed to a newly formed committee to study education in Georgia and make recommendations for improvement. A...
January 27, 2015 01:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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