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CRCT shows science, social studies gains in Paulding
Paulding County school students meeting or exceeding state averages on a major assessment test gained or held steady in four of five subject areas this year, district officials said. However, Crite...
July 25, 2014 08:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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READY TO ROLL: Douglas school buses preparing to carry 15,000 students daily
On the calendar in the office of Douglas County School System Transportation Department Fleet Manager Charlie Brewer, the date of Aug. 6 is circled. It is the first day of the upcoming school year,...
July 25, 2014 08:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry schools earn 100s on final standardized test
Several Henry County schools earned perfect scores on the final Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests taken in April by students in grades three through eight. All Tussahaw Elementary School third-...
July 23, 2014 01:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ola Middle student wins county’s first Harris leadership award
An eighth-grade Ola Middle School student is excelling in her leadership role with the National Beta Club, including winning the title of Georgia’s Junior Beta vice president. Taylor Johnson, 13, d...
July 23, 2014 01:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 1 1 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 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holy Spirit student earns perfect scores on SAT, ACT tests
Meredith Jones studied for the SAT and ACT tests before taking them June 7 and 14, respectively, but said she was not expecting to score perfect marks on both of them. The 17-year-old rising senior...
July 23, 2014 09:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County School System prepares to open August 11, announces changes
The 2014-2015 school year starts on August 11 for thousands of children in Fulton County. The Fulton County School System has announced several changes for its schools, including new principals, ne...
July 22, 2014 11:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb voters keep Mann as sheriff, decide school board seats
The results are in for the July 22 runoff elections in DeKalb County. In the special election sheriff’s race for the county, incumbent Jeff Mann gained 40,537 of the total 53,090 votes sweeping the...
July 22, 2014 11:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 34 34 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 | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board to host millage rate hearing; plans no hike
The Henry County Board of Education will host one more meeting next week regarding the adoption of the millage rate for the 2014-15 school year before a final adoption vote is taken. There is no pr...
July 16, 2014 12:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Technical college officially opens Thursday
Henry County residents have a new option for higher education with a new building and expansions at the campus of Southern Crescent Technical College, located off of Ga. 81 and Tomlinson Street at ...
July 15, 2014 03:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 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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DeKalb school tax rate to remain the same
The DeKalb Board of Education approved last week a resolution for a tax levy to keep the property tax rate the same at 23.98 mills as it was last year. The meeting was the third and final required ...
July 15, 2014 12:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district hosts surplus auctions
The DeKalb County School District has authorized the sale of county surplus by auction. This surplus consists of furniture, materials, equipment, vehicles and supplies from the various schools and ...
July 10, 2014 10:32 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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County beats state in final CRCT results
Henry County Schools beat the state in all areas and grades on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test results released last month by the Georgia Department of Education.  “The scores show even mo...
July 09, 2014 10:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 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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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 | 6 6 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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New training program comes to Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Georgia Piedmont Technical College in DeKalb County is establishing the first transit training program in Georgia and its transit training facility, at the Lithonia campus, will be upgraded and exp...
July 01, 2014 10:23 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools approves pay raises
Atlanta Public Schools Thursday announced it has approved a cost-of-living pay increase for full-time employees during fiscal 2015, which starts Tuesday and ends June 30, 2015. Effective Tuesday, c...
June 26, 2014 06:59 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Last day for centralized late registration today
The last day for centralized late registration for returning Atlanta Public Schools students is today from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 5 p.m. at Crim Open Campus High School, 256 Clifton Road, ...
June 26, 2014 12:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding fifth-graders attend drug abuse education camp
Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Drug Abuse Resistance Education deputies took 47 Paulding fifth-grade students to DARE Camp the week of June 9 at the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association’s Camp Pineland ...
June 26, 2014 09:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 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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Atlanta Public Schools releases equity audit report
Atlanta Public Schools Monday released its equity audit report, which shows how schools in different parts of the district stack up against each other. In a summary of the nearly 1,400-page report,...
June 24, 2014 03:22 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 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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City Schools of Decatur sets tentative 2014 property tax rate
At their regular meeting June 10, the City Schools of Decatur Board of Education adopted a tentative property tax rate of 20.50 mills for general operations. This is a decrease from the 2013 rate o...
June 19, 2014 11:12 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 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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School board approves $318M budget
The best news educators in Henry County have heard in the past several years was delivered during the Henry County school board meeting June 9. The five board members voted unanimously to approve a...
June 17, 2014 01:39 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four seeking school board seat, proposed budget up 5 percent over 2013
Four south Paulding residents, including the person who recently vacated the position, are seeking appointment to the open District 4 seat on the Paulding County School Board. Board members are set...
June 17, 2014 01:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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