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Locust Grove twins achieve valedictorian, salutatorian honors
Luella High School in Locust Grove has a unique claim to fame this year with its twin valedictorian and salutatorian, Hannah and Haley Keller, owners of grade point averages near the 4.5 mark. The ...
May 21, 2015 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb’s new superintendent aims to target struggling schools
DeKalb County School District’s new Superintendent R. Stephen Green said he plans to immerse himself in the community, encourage more communication amongst school board members, parents and leaders...
May 21, 2015 11:15 AM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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NOT DONE YET: Douglas County High teacher retires to part-time work
Corinne Barnes will be “half a retiree” at the end of this school year. The 18-year Douglas County High School French teacher heads up the school’s foreign language, English to speakers of other la...
May 20, 2015 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tri-Cities’ valedictorian, salutatorian share friendship, achievement
It may be 16-year-old senior Jasmyn Stamper of Atlanta in Tri-Cities High School’s No. 1 slot, but Friday at graduation, she and 17-year-old Lydia Mathis of College Park will roll the traditional v...
May 20, 2015 12:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton high school graduation dates set
The moment local seniors and their families have long dreamed of has finally arrived, as high school graduation ceremonies are scheduled in Alpharetta, Milton and Roswell throughout the remainder o...
May 20, 2015 10:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton valedictorians, salutatorians announced
The best and brightest of the graduating class of 2015 are being honored, as public and private schools throughout north Fulton name their respective valedictorians and salutatorians. At Alpharetta...
May 20, 2015 09:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alpharetta High valedictorian headed to Georgia Tech
Regardless of the subject, Christian Sorensen, 18, said he loves expanding his knowledge. That passion for learning shows in his academic transcript; the Alpharetta High School senior is graduating...
May 20, 2015 09:36 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposed Paulding schools budget includes funding for more teachers, technology
Higher local property values and more state funding led the Paulding County School Board to reduce class sizes and add almost 100 new teachers in its proposed fiscal 2016 budget, officials said. Th...
May 19, 2015 02:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chattahoochee Tech moving nursing course to Paulding campus
The nursing program at Chattahoochee Technical College has been such a success that it has run into a problem – a good one, that is. The program has outgrown its location in Austell and is in need ...
May 19, 2015 02:49 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Victor Holmes credits students, staff for Paulding Teacher of the Year award
When Moses Middle School math and science teacher Victor Holmes was named this year’s Paulding County teacher of the year last week, he turned the spotlight of classroom achievement back on his stu...
May 19, 2015 02:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Some Paulding students exempt from measles vaccinations
Paulding County schools follow state law which required measles vaccinations unless medical or religious waivers are given, a district spokeswoman said. Those exemptions meant 177 kindergarten and ...
May 19, 2015 02:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Co-valedictorians achieve together at Stone Mountain High
For Stone Mountain High School seniors Ngoc Thong and Myhanh Nguyen, earning the honor of becoming Stone Mountain High School’s co-valedictorians has been an achievement years in the making. “We’ve...
May 19, 2015 08:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County's Ainsworth named National Assistant Principal of Year
Jessica Ainsworth, assistant principal at Lithia Springs High School in Lithia Springs has been named the 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals Assistant Principal of the Year. T...
May 18, 2015 02:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton Co. school district to give media devices to students
Laptops and iPads are going inside Fulton County classroom starting this fall. The mobile learning devices and support services plan was approved for three vendors to provide mobile device access t...
May 16, 2015 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school board selects new superintendent
The DeKalb County Board of Education has announced its selection of R. Stephen Green, Ed.D., as the new superintendent of the DeKalb County School District. Green, 61, will start the new role July ...
May 14, 2015 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Hickory Flat Charter Elementary principal reflects on year
Hickory Flat Charter Elementary School in McDonough is getting ready to wrap up its second year as Henry County’s first charter elementary school, at which Principal Marla Surette spent her first y...
May 14, 2015 10:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Villa Rica resident named top assistant to KSU president
A Villa Rica resident will serve as a key assistant to Kennesaw State's president as it works to consolidate the former Southern Polytechnic campus in Marietta into the university. Jon Preston was ...
May 14, 2015 10:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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School district follows state guidelines to prevent outbreaks
J.D. Hardin, spokesperson for Henry County Schools, said if an outbreak of a highly infectious disease or a disease requiring immediate notification were to occur, the system would follow the guide...
May 14, 2015 10:19 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Official: Fulton County School System prepared for possible measles outbreak
Following a case in which a Forsyth County child last week was suspected of having measles but tested negative for it, a health official with the Fulton County Schools System said it is prepared fo...
May 13, 2015 04:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb schools follow state law, county’s board of health for immunizations
After a third grader at Sharon Elementary School in Forsyth County tested positive and then negative for measles, some parents around the metro area have wondered what the protocol and procedures w...
May 13, 2015 03:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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$1 million grant to allow Paulding schools to increase technology access
The Paulding County Board of Education plans to increase digital access for students after receiving $1.1 million from the second round of the state Connections for Classrooms grant program. Connec...
May 13, 2015 02:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Superintendent Avossa discusses future of Fulton County Schools
Reflecting on his four-year tenure as superintendent of Fulton County Schools, Robert Avossa, Ed.D., said “decentralizing” the system is among his proudest achievements. “I think it’s important tha...
May 13, 2015 11:04 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal vetoes bill to allow voters to fill Paulding school board vacancies
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday he vetoed a bill he said "does not achieve what the author intended" to establish a way for voters to fill a vacant seat on the Paulding County School Board. The ...
May 13, 2015 10:37 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Moses Middle School's Holmes named 2015 Paulding Teacher of the Year
Victor Holmes of Moses Middle School was named the 2015 Paulding County School District Teacher of the Year Tuesday in a ceremony at West Ridge Church in Dallas. Holmes teaches sixth-grade math and...
May 13, 2015 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fairburn's newest principal makes jump from classroom to office
After 15 years of observing best practices and being on the front lines of transferring knowledge from teacher to student, Anthony J. Newbold, Ed.D., is making his mark as the Bear Creek Middle Sch...
May 11, 2015 04:35 PM | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district announces salary increases, no property tax rollback
Teachers, food nutrition assistants, bus monitors and pre-K professionals will all see a pay increase beginning July 1, if the DeKalb County School District’s fiscal 2016 budget is approved. The di...
May 11, 2015 10:47 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATE: Moses Middle School's Holmes named Paulding Teacher of the Year
Victor Holmes of Moses Middle School was named the 2015 Paulding County School District Teacher of the Year Tuesday in a ceremony at West Ridge Church in Dallas. Holmes teaches sixth-grade math and...
May 11, 2015 10:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Point high school to host Special Olympics track and field day Friday
Each spring, the Fulton County School System hosts the district’s Special Olympics track and field day. The 2015 event will be held this Friday at 10 a.m. at Tri-Cities High School, 2575 Harris St....
May 07, 2015 03:40 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County students shine on campus and at jobs
Henry County high schools’ Work-Based Learning initiative is dedicated to providing high school students with valuable work experience and career guidance. Henry County Schools has a program in eac...
May 06, 2015 11:31 AM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Davis students honored in C-SPAN StudentCam contest
Four students at the Davis Academy in Sandy Springs last week received honorable mention awards for their videos submitted to the 2015 C-SPAN StudentCam competition. A C-SPAN representative visited...
May 04, 2015 10:25 AM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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