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After recall, local school districts remove Blue Bell products
Following Brenham, Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries’ voluntary recall for all of its products on the market after some samples tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria, at least ...
April 22, 2015 12:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 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 | 48 48 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 | 54 54 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 | 62 62 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 | 61 61 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 | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta council approves district’s school bus cameras
(UPDATED THURSDAY AT 1:29 P.M. WITH INFO ON FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS' BUS CAMERAS) At its meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Atlanta City Council voted 11-1 to partner with the Atlanta Public Schools dist...
February 18, 2015 04:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 66 66 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 | 1 1 comments | 79 79 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 | 75 75 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 | 75 75 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 | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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State school board OKs revisions to Common Core standards
The State Board of Education Thursday announced it has approved revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards in English language arts and math. Those standards were posted for a 60-da...
January 15, 2015 04:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schenck School co-founder dies at 93
The Schenck School in Sandy Springs Wednesday announced the death of co-founder and former Director David Schenck, 93. Schenck, who until recently lived at St. Anne’s Terrace retirement community i...
December 25, 2014 09:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area’s schools CCRPI scores mixed
The Georgia Department of Education Tuesday released the College and Career Ready Performance Index, based on data from the 2013-14 academic year. Local schools had mixed results. In February 2012,...
December 17, 2014 04:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead party to raise funds for Atlanta Youth Academy
For a school with a budget of only $1.8 million, Atlanta Youth Academy’s 11th annual benefit auction is paramount to the southeast Atlanta private school’s operation. The event, set for Dec. 7 at t...
November 26, 2014 02:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia students’ writing test scores rise
The percentage of 11th-grade, first-time test takers meeting or exceeding the standard on the Georgia High School Writing Test increased in 2014, rising from 94 percent last year to 96 percent this...
November 25, 2014 02:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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