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Fulton district discusses Atlanta’s annexation wishes
The petition for three communities in south Fulton County District to be annexed to the city of Atlanta will have to wait. The petition states, “The city of Atlanta wants to annex the unincorporate...
April 27, 2015 04:07 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lakeside High School teacher killed in wreck with prom-going teens
An Atlanta high school teacher has died after a car crash with two students on their way to her school's prom. According to reports, 33-year-old Leah O'Brien of Decatur collided with two teenagers ...
April 27, 2015 07:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta school board approves 2015-16 budget
At its meeting Monday, the Atlanta Board of Education approved the 2015-16 general fund budget for Atlanta Public Schools, at $685.6 million. According to Superintendent Meria Carstarphen’s blog, t...
April 24, 2015 06:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zeff named interim leader of Fulton County School System
At its meeting Thursday at Holmes Elementary School in East Point, the Fulton County Board of Education named Kenneth Zeff as the school district’s interim superintendent beginning June 2. The anno...
April 23, 2015 08:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas students named Georgia Scholars
Graduating seniors from schools across Georgia have been recognized as 2015 Georgia Scholars, the Georgia Department of Education announced. Honorees from Douglas County include Elijah Boykins of C...
April 23, 2015 03:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATE: Fulton County school board to ponder Union City eminent domain Thurs.
UPDATED April 23 4 p.m. with additional background information. The Fulton County Board of Education will meet at Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School, 2301 Connally Drive in East Point, for its Ap...
April 22, 2015 04:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County schools stop sale, dispose of Blue Bell ice cream
Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries this week issued a voluntary recall for all of its ice cream and other frozen products on the market after some samples tested positive for listeria, a potentially ...
April 22, 2015 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County teacher of the year is state finalist
Luella High School art teacher John Wood was named a finalist for teacher of the year April 13 by Georgia Superintendent Richard Woods and the Georgia Department of Education. The 13-year teacher i...
April 22, 2015 03:46 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas public schools not serving contaminated ice cream brand
Parents do not have to worry about students eating contaminated Blue Bell ice cream in Douglas County public schools because they do not serve it, a school district official said today. Mayfield-br...
April 22, 2015 01:28 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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After recall, Fulton school district removes 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, the Fulto...
April 22, 2015 12:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Contaminated ice cream brand not being served in Paulding schools
Parents need not worry about students eating contaminated Blue Bell ice cream in Paulding County schools because they do not serve it, a school district spokesperson said today. Mayfield-brand froz...
April 22, 2015 11:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Emory University employee charged with taking student fees
A former Emory University employee is facing federal fraud charges after stealing about $317,000 in student fees and tuition over a 2-year period. According to reports Brenda Michael set up a PayPa...
April 22, 2015 07:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials: Georgia schools not required to pull ice cream but some do
Authorities say Georgia schools are not required to discard Blue Bell ice cream products, but some school systems have announced that they are doing so. Matt Cardoza, a spokesman for the Georgia De...
April 22, 2015 06:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County school board community meetings today
Each school board member holds monthly community meetings to keep residents informed about issues and to give citizens the opportunity to comment on board agenda items. Linda Bryant of District 4 w...
April 20, 2015 03:37 PM | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding School District to host teacher hiring fair Thursday
For the first time in nearly five years, the Paulding County School District is hosting a hiring fair to recruit new teachers. The event is set for Thursday, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at East Paulding H...
April 20, 2015 10:18 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County school board re superintendent's new job
The Fulton County School System issued this statement April 16: The Fulton County Board of Education congratulates Robert Avossa on being named the superintendent for the School District of Palm Be...
April 16, 2015 05:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County Schools district honors volunteers
In honor of National Volunteer Week, which started Sunday and ends Saturday, Fulton County Schools last week announced its 2015 volunteers of the year. These community members are an example of how...
April 16, 2015 03:18 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Residents asked for feedback on Fulton district courses
Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs will offer a new International Baccalaureate Chinese course and Roswell High School will offer litera...
April 16, 2015 02:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York dance school accepts first Atlanta native
South Fulton studio DanceMakers of Atlanta announced earlier this month that 17-year-old dancer Zoe Hollinshead has been accepted into the bachelor of fine arts dance program at the Julliard School...
April 15, 2015 03:50 PM | 3 3 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buckhead school to host Evening in the Garden benefit
Garden Hills Elementary School in Buckhead will host its 26th annual Evening in the Garden Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, 2799 Piedmont Road. It is a community-wide fundraising ef...
April 15, 2015 02:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board reviews budget at work session
The Fulton County Board of Education Tuesday announced at its monthly work session at the North Learning Center in Sandy Springs it received a first look at the entire 2015-16 budget proposed by Su...
April 14, 2015 06:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board members hosting community meetings
The local members of the Fulton County Board of Education will host monthly community meetings this week, the school district announced Tuesday. District 3 board member Gail Dean will host a meetin...
April 14, 2015 05:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding student wins state poetry contest, to compete for national title
Having gone up against 9,000 students from 74 schools across the state, Paulding high school senior Paris Stroud was named the state winner of the 2015 Poetry Out Loud competition recently and will...
April 14, 2015 03:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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ArtsBridge honors south Fulton Shuler Awards STARs
ArtsBridge Foundation recently formed a 20-member Students Take A Role council for technical theater students, including Fairburn students Seinna Milanowski of Landmark Christian School and Jessica...
April 13, 2015 04:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas school’s anti-drug message tops in state
The entire state recently took notice of the drug abuse education efforts of one Douglas County school. And not only was Factory Shoals Elementary School in Lithia Springs the overall winner in the...
April 08, 2015 11:14 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Farmers market move to Paulding school campus aids agriculture education program
The Paulding County Farm Bureau’s farmers market and Paulding County High School have entered into a unique partnership designed to benefit market growers, patrons and the school’s agriculture stud...
April 07, 2015 03:31 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding County Special Olympics hosts track and field meet
Paulding County Special Olympics hosted its annual track and field competition at Paulding County High School last week. A total of 272 athletes from throughout the county competed.
April 07, 2015 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry Council for Quality Growth to promote new education initiative
The Henry Council for Quality Growth is set to announce at its monthly luncheon Wednesday it has partnered with the Henry County School System to implement a new education strategy titled the Leade...
April 06, 2015 03:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chattahoochee Tech early childhood care and education program first in state to be accredited
Chattahoochee Technical College announced recently that the college’s Early Childhood Care and Education Associate of Applied Science Program has been recommended for accreditation by the Early Chi...
April 03, 2015 05:11 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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