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Paulding graduation rate drops slightly
Paulding County's high school graduation rate dipped to 77.6 percent in 2014. The rate was a decrease from 78.3 percent in 2013, but higher than 75.5 percent in 2012. Paulding's 2014 rate still was...
October 30, 2014 04:13 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools' results mixed on graduation rates
The Georgia Department of Education released high school graduation rates Thursday, and local school had mixed results. In Buckhead, North Atlanta’s rate of 73.5 percent was well above the Atlanta ...
October 30, 2014 01:01 PM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Author to visit after Paulding school wins Scholastic contest for fifth time
Sammy McClure Middle School students are set to meet Maggie Stiefvater, author of the best-selling “Shiver” trilogy and “The Raven Cycle” series, Wednesday during a special schoolwide event after M...
October 28, 2014 02:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb Sheriff’s Office: think twice before passing stopped school buses
School districts and law enforcement agencies in DeKalb County have been cracking down on drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the ...
October 28, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barge endorses democrat for superintendent
Republican state superintendent John Barge is endorsing the Democratic candidate seeking to take his place as the state's top education official. Barge said Thursday that Valarie Wilson will contin...
October 23, 2014 03:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulton tops U.S., state on SATs
Results released Oct. 7 show the Fulton County Schools System once again beat the national Scholastic Aptitude Test score, posting a 1567 on the College Board exam while the U.S. average came in 70...
October 22, 2014 11:05 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding color guard member named to Army All-American Marching Band
Kevin Tran said he did not mean to break the mold; he was just trying something new. The 17-year-old East Paulding High School senior decided to try out for the color guard for the Raider Brigade B...
October 22, 2014 10:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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State physical education group names Paulding's Senecal top middle school teacher
P.B. Ritch Middle School teacher Dave Senecal recently received the middle school physical education teacher of the year award from the Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreatio...
October 22, 2014 10:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anonymous gun threat reported on wall at East Paulding High
The Paulding County School District and East Paulding High School administrators are working with the county sheriff’s office on an anonymous threat written on a school restroom wall that indicated...
October 17, 2014 07:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school district establishes new enrollment protocol due to Ebola
The DeKalb County School District notified all principals and administrators that no new students from Ebola-affected West African countries, including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and other affec...
October 16, 2014 03:52 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Douglas public schools improve SAT scores
Douglas County School System high school students increased their SAT scores between 2013 and 2014 despite slightly more students taking the test, according to numbers released last week. Results f...
October 15, 2014 09:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding students increase SAT scores
Paulding County School District officials credit teacher training and more rigorous coursework for higher SAT scores in 2014 compared to 2013 systemwide, a spokeswoman said. District spokeswoman Su...
October 14, 2014 03:23 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding schools focusing on all subject areas to prepare for tests
Scores for the math and writing parts of the SAT did not rise as dramatically as reading scores for seniors in Paulding County’s five high schools in 2014, according to results released last week. ...
October 14, 2014 02:41 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding middle-schooler collects thousands of pop tabs to help Ronald McDonald House
Erick Fortner is well on his way to becoming a major donor for the Ronald McDonald House Foundation — and he’s only in the sixth grade The 12-year-old East Paulding Middle School student has jumped...
October 14, 2014 02:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Decatur leads state in SAT, DeKalb sees drop
The 2014 Scholastic Aptitude Test scores were released last week and City Schools of Decatur leads the state with the highest composite score of 1583. Decatur High School — the system’s only public...
October 14, 2014 09:31 AM | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students at Ridgeview Charter School evacuated
Ridgeview Charter School in Sandy Springs was evacuated Thursday afternoon, when some students were hospitalized for having chest pains or problems breathing. The rest of the school’s students were...
October 10, 2014 04:04 PM | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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DeKalb school board tables charter vote
Members of the DeKalb County Board of Education decided to delay the vote on the adoption of approving the school district’s charter system petition Wednesday after residents voiced concerns during...
October 10, 2014 12:48 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Most local schools fare well on AP exams
Compared to the state average, three of the four local public high schools fared well on the Advanced Placement exams, according to data released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education on ...
October 09, 2014 08:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chapel Hill’s Leach honored as Douglas County teacher of the year
The Douglas County School System selected Sarah Leach of Chapel Hill High School as its 2014-15 teacher of the year last week. Leach, who teaches advanced placement literature, was officially honor...
October 08, 2014 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools names new chief academic officer
The Atlanta Board of Education Monday voted to accept Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen’s recommendation to hire Carlton D. Jenkins as chief academic officer for Atlanta Public Schools. The chief...
October 07, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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UPDATED: Local high schools’ SAT scores mixed
(UPDATED TUESDAY AT 3:55 P.M. WITH COMPARISON OF THIS YEAR'S SCHOOL-LEVEL SCORES TO THE 2013 ONES) Local high schools had mixed results in the 2014 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores released Tu...
October 07, 2014 10:57 AM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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IN THE ZONE: Art studio aims to increase creative learning
A former DeKalb County teacher has brought her passion for keeping art and creativity in learning for adults and children alike with her art center, Zone of Light Studio at 1174 Zonolite Place in A...
October 07, 2014 09:24 AM | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Public Schools teachers honored
Atlanta Public Schools Friday announced the three finalists for its 2014-15 Districtwide Teacher of the Year, including one local educator. The winner will be announced during an awards ceremony Oc...
October 03, 2014 04:02 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to host education summit
The Atlanta planning advisory board education committee and the Atlanta University Consortium CommUniversity will host a community summit on education Oct. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Atlanta...
October 03, 2014 03:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Refunding bond debt to save school district almost $9M
The Paulding County Board of Education has approved a resolution that will allow the school district to re-fund its bond debt, the school system announced in a news release. The Paulding County Sch...
September 30, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Our Lady of the Assumption students give back with service projects
Students at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School participated in its fourth annual Day of Service last week. More than 500 students at the Brookhaven school spent the entire day supporting th...
September 30, 2014 10:16 AM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local nonprofit honors Atlanta Public Schools educators
Atlanta Public Schools Friday announced the Buckhead-based Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education Wednesday and Thursday surprised six Atlanta Public Schools educators, including two ...
September 26, 2014 05:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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State seeks feds’ flexibility on ESEA waiver
Georgia will ask the U.S. Department of Education for flexibility from its Elementary and Secondary Education (ESEA) waiver in order to delay, for one year, the high-stakes consequences related to ...
September 24, 2014 06:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charter proposal to address low graduation rate
Fulton County Schools has sent out a request for charter proposals, due Jan. 16, to create a charter high school in Hapeville slated to open in August. The request process combines a charter school...
September 23, 2014 03:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Paulding's congressman to host Military Academy Day Oct. 4
District 14 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Calhoun, will host his annual Military Academy Day Oct. 4 in Calhoun for students in grades 8 to 12 who are interested in attending a U.S. military academy after...
September 23, 2014 02:36 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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