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Georgia moves up seven spots in ACT rankings
The 2014 ACT (American College Testing) results show Georgia moved up seven spots from 37th in 2013 to 30th this year. The 2014 ranking puts the state at the top of the pack among its Southeastern ...
August 20, 2014 05:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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No local schools on state's Alert Schools list
Tuesday the Georgia Department of Education released its 2014 Alert Schools list as part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. None of the local public schools in t...
August 12, 2014 01:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia, four other states get one-year ESEA extension
President Barack Obama’s administration Thursday announced five states — Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina — have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain ...
July 31, 2014 07:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools’ scores mixed on EOCT
(UPDATED MONDAY AT 1:57 P.M. WITH CORRECT SCORES) Students at local schools had mixed results in the End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) during the 2013-14 academic year when compared to the state averages ...
July 31, 2014 06:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead resident struggling with immigration issue
(UPDATED THURSDAY 10:45 WITH CORRECT SPELLING OF SANFORD POSNER) An immigration issue could force a Buckhead resident who grew up in Campinas, Brazil, but attended college in the U.S. to be deporte...
July 23, 2014 01:18 PM | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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State complying with new law on school fundraisers
In response to new federal school nutrition regulations, State School Superintendent John Barge and the Georgia Board of Education Friday announced they are initiating the rule-making process to am...
July 20, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Most local schools improve on CRCT compared to 2012-13
In the 2013-14 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) school-by-school scores released Tuesday morning by the Georgia Department of Education, local schools had mostly positive results. The t...
July 08, 2014 06:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 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 | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local school districts fare mostly well on CRCT scores
(UPDATED WEDNESDAY AT 6:10 P.M. WITH QUOTES FROM ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS' JOE BLESSING) The Georgia Department of Education released its district-level 2014 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRC...
June 25, 2014 03:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Construction starts on $14M addition to Teasley
Construction started last week on a $14 million, 20-classroom addition for the overcrowded Teasley Elementary School in Smyrna, which serves students in Vinings. Board of Education member Tim Stult...
June 18, 2014 11:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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State's eighth-graders fare better on CRCT
The percentage of Georgia’s eighth-graders exceeding standards in all content-area Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) increased this year, including an 8 percent increase in reading, the ...
June 12, 2014 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students, parents say goodbye to Heiskell School
Preschool students and their parents said goodbye to the Heiskell School in Buckhead Friday. The Christian school for children in preschool through eighth grade announced in January it is closing t...
May 16, 2014 01:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 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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2014 graduation ceremonies
Editor’s note: the following list of graduation ceremonies was compiled based on information from the schools’ websites and their staff. School: Date, Location Atlanta Girls’ School: Saturday at 2 ...
May 14, 2014 03:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area schools' CCRPI scores mixed
(UPDATED THURSDAY AT 2:29 P.M. WITH QUOTES FROM ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT ERROLL B. DAVIS JR.) The Georgia Department of Education Monday released the second College and Career Ready Pe...
April 21, 2014 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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State school board approves teacher, leader systems
At its monthly meeting Thursday, the State Board of Education adopted a new rule, establishing all school systems and charter schools will implement the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and Leader...
April 03, 2014 06:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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