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Barnwell students entertain packed house as Shakespeare meets Dr. Seuss
A cast of 72 talented and enthusiastic fourth- and fifth-grade students from Barnwell Elementary recently performed a musical comedy for audiences at two locations. The young, dedicated cast member...
February 26, 2015 05:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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College Park elementary school may become $15M YMCA
Former College Park city council candidate Roderick Gay recently announced he has requested approval from the Fulton County Board of Education to move forward with redevelopment plans for Harriet T...
February 26, 2015 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four Paulding schools named AP Honor Schools
Four Paulding high schools were among the 609 Advanced Placement Honor Schools announced by State School Superintendent Richard Woods recently. The College Board administers AP courses and exams, w...
February 24, 2015 01:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools to host cluster, charter meetings
Atlanta Public Schools will host cluster planning and charter system advisory committees this year to get the public’s input on developing the district’s cluster plans and charter system applicatio...
February 22, 2015 08:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislators spar over revised College Board AP history test
The College Board's new Advanced Placement U.S. history test is strongly biased to the left and should be scrapped, Republican Sen. William Ligon said Wednesday in an argument that has also been ma...
February 19, 2015 11:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 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 | 9 9 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 | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prior to final vote, Schultz discusses new Fulton County school map
When the final Fulton County School System redistricting map was presented at a first reading last month, District 1 representative Linda Schultz was one of two board members — alongside District 7...
February 18, 2015 03:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools' external cameras on buses approved
At its meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Atlanta City Council voted 11-1 to partner with the Atlanta Public Schools district to install external cameras on school buses to identify drivers illegally p...
February 17, 2015 06:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools’ pre-K lottery enrollment deadline looms
Atlanta Public Schools Tuesday announced enrollment is under way for its pre-kindergarten lottery, and the last day to enroll is Feb. 27. Parents and guardians can enroll for the lottery online at ...
February 17, 2015 03:56 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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County's STAR student leads busy life as East Paulding student, athlete
Caroline Basch leads a busy life as a high school senior. She is on the track team and is the captain of the cross country and swim teams at East Paulding High School. She also is the vice presiden...
February 17, 2015 03:27 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Henry County spelling bee champ ready for next level
In her last chance to secure the district crown before her spelling bee career ended, Kathleen Mabutin, an eighth-grade student from Locust Grove Middle School, finally prevailed as the Henry Count...
February 17, 2015 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton school board meetings cancelled tonight
Fulton County school board members Catherine Maddox and Linda Bryant are cancelling their Feb. 17 community meetings due to forecasts of inclement weather. Maddox's meeting was at Banneker High Sch...
February 17, 2015 11:27 AM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Individualized learning gains traction in Henry County schools
Henry County students who are receiving personalized, project-based lessons are better able to grasp the material because they themselves connect it to the real world, teachers said last week. At a...
February 13, 2015 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bill would allow students who failed Ga. graduation tests to appeal
The Georgia House of Representatives has approved a bill letting thousands of Georgians who did not pass high school graduation tests petition local officials for diplomas. It now goes to the Senat...
February 13, 2015 02:38 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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East Paulding's Basch named county's STAR student
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce honored the county's STAR students with a reception Tuesday night. The STAR student program recognizes the high school students who score the highest on the SAT col...
February 11, 2015 05:33 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harlem Wizards to play benefit game for Northside PTA
Hiram High School will host an exhibition game featuring the Harlem Wizards touring basketball team Friday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. The game, which will benefit Northside PTA, will feature the Wizards a...
February 11, 2015 03:58 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gov. Deal proposes broad powers to take over failing schools
A superintendent appointed to turn around failing schools would have broad new powers under a proposal from Gov. Nathan Deal. The proposal for an "opportunity school district" was provided by Deal'...
February 11, 2015 03:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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STAR students, teachers recognized yesterday
Thirteen students from public and private schools across Henry County, along with their chosen teachers, were recognized by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce’s education committee at the annual ...
February 11, 2015 02:44 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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North Fulton’s top students shine
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 02:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Roswell neighborhood upset by redistricting plan
When the final Fulton County School System realignment map was revealed last month, many parents in the Roswell Station neighborhood were shocked. “We felt that previous meeting results showed the ...
February 11, 2015 02:01 PM | 4 4 comments | 49 49 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 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton County district earns five-year reaccreditation
The Fulton County School System learned last week it will be reaccredited for another five years by AdvancED, the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. A 20-membe...
February 10, 2015 03:43 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding high school science students conduct ‘groundbreaking’ research
Gone are the science fair days of baking-soda volcanoes and potato-powered batteries. The Paulding County High School team that just won first place at the Cobb-Paulding Regional Science Fair is co...
February 10, 2015 03:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb schools to host male empowerment conference
The DeKalb County School District will again host the Male Empowerment Conference and forum designed to teach and empower young men throughout the county. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at Columbia ...
February 10, 2015 09:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Search for new DeKalb superintendent begins
District 40 State Sen. Fran Millar, R-Dunwoody, said he felt the low attendance at last week’s superintendent search forum reflected a lack of hope and parental involvement, something he wants to s...
February 10, 2015 09:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas County U.S. military academy nominees to be honored
U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Jonesboro, will host a special ceremony Saturday to honor local students from Georgia’s 13th Congressional District with nominations to attend the nation’s military service...
February 06, 2015 12:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former superintendent inspired, motivated teachers
When she learned of the death of former Douglas County School System Superintendent Kathryn Shehane late last month, Rhonda Baldwin said she knew what she needed to do to remember best the individu...
February 04, 2015 03:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 18 18 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 | 18 18 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 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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