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South Fulton schools hit perfect test marks
ored 100 percent in meeting or exceeding standards on the 2014 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests taken in April. At Conley Hills Elementary School in East Point, all fourth-graders met or excee...
July 23, 2014 01:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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State end-of-course test results show positive trend; math still lags
Georgia students improved their performances on six out of the eight 2014 end-of-course tests compared to last year, according to data released July 2 by the Georgia Department of Education. One te...
July 15, 2014 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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County beats state on all but two CRCT tests
Fulton County beat the state results in all grades and all areas of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests according to results released last month by the Georgia Department of Education, except...
July 09, 2014 09:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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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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 | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ex- Atlanta Public School official gets 3 years in bribery case
A former Atlanta Public Schools technology director has been sentenced to serve nearly three and a half years in prison for taking bribes to help a contractor secure work with the district. U.S. Di...
May 29, 2014 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta, Fulton superintendents look back on school year
As the 2013-14 academic year comes to a close, the superintendents of the Fulton County Schools and Atlanta Public Schools look back on the successes and challenges of the year. “Every year brings ...
May 21, 2014 10:38 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton valedictorians & salutatorians
Banneker: Imari McCullough, Takiyah Christian Creekside: Dionne Stroud Black, Tuong Do Langston Hughes: LaShawn Simmons, Brandi Raines Tri-Cities: Olga Lopez, Carla Evans Westlake: Maya Lennon, Mar...
May 20, 2014 01:37 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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First-year principals hit the ground running
New principals – one promoted from within the Fulton County Schools System, the other a former DeKalb County Schools principal – found their first year rushed by. Brannon Gaskins went from assistan...
May 20, 2014 01:31 PM | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Valedictorian credits salutatorian with success
At Langston Hughes High School in Fairburn, valedictorian LaShawn Simmons gets top marks from her guidance counselor, Chad Horton. “LaShawn is that rare student in that she already possesses those ...
May 20, 2014 01:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 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 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIPP earns high marks on state performance index
On April 21, the Georgia Department of Education released results of the second year of its College and Career Ready Performance Index. The index is Georgia’s statewide accountability system, imple...
April 29, 2014 02:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 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 | 24 24 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 | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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State of schools video now online
Last week, the Fulton County Schools System uploaded new video onto its recently revamped website, making Superintendent Robert Avossa’s 30-minute state of the schools presentation available on lap...
February 13, 2014 02:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stellar Student: LaShawn Simmons of Langston Hughes High School
Spirit, enthusiasm and energy are some of the hallmarks of this month’s Neighbor Stellar Student, LaShawn Simmons of Langston Hughes High School in Fairburn. Her guidance counselor, Chad Horton, ca...
February 13, 2014 02:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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