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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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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 | 18 18 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 | 20 20 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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Latin classes, safety on tap for schools
South Fulton schools will see new construction, renovations and foreign language changes next year, school board member Catherine Maddox told College Park, East Point and Union City principals and ...
December 17, 2013 04:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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South Fulton high schools post gains in graduation rates
According to the Georgia Department of Education last week, Georgia’s 2013 public high school graduation rate increased almost two percentage points over the previous year – from 69.7 percent in 20...
December 17, 2013 04:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Enrollment dropping at Georgia universities
Fall enrollment at Georgia’s 31 public colleges has declined by nearly 4,900 students since fall of 2012, university system officials said Wednesday. About 309,500 students enrolled in courses for ...
November 20, 2013 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tri-Cities High seeks community partnerships
During a luncheon last week at Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Principal Dan Sims encouraged attendees to become partners in education with the school. Sims, who is a 1989 graduate of Tri-Cit...
November 19, 2013 04:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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New College Park elementary on former high school grounds
South Fulton students will once again attend school on the former grounds of College Park High School after the new College Park Elementary School is built. At a groundbreaking ceremony last week, ...
October 16, 2013 12:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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School governance council elections on horizon
This month, Fulton County parents or guardians who want to be founding members of their children’s school governance councils will start campaigning for election. At stake is a greater say in the f...
October 01, 2013 07:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 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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South Fulton resident receives prestigious Fulbright award
College Park resident Stephanie Jackson recently received a 2013 International Education Administrators Fulbright Award. It will enable her to meet with international education representatives for ...
September 24, 2013 06:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park school iPads to help meet Common Core
Teachers at Love T. Nolan Elementary school said they were excited to receive their own Apple iPads as an incentive to increase technology use in the classroom in August. The iPads were received ea...
September 04, 2013 11:26 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 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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South Fulton students make double-digit EOCT gains
Georgia End of Course Test results released by the state Department of Education this month show south Fulton’s Banneker, Langston Hughes, McClarin, Tri-Cities and Westlake high schools made double...
July 30, 2013 04:57 PM | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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