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Local high schools’ ACT scores mixed
Local high schools had mixed results in the American College Testing (ACT) exam, according to scores released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education. The ACT is an alternative to the Scho...
August 28, 2015 04:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools welcome new leaders
Four leaders have taken the reigns at local schools — yet all said they were honored to step in the in their new roles. David Abusch-Magder, Ph.D., who previously served as head of the middle schoo...
August 06, 2015 09:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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School year brings new programs, projects
Schools in and serving the Brookhaven, Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings areas will welcome returning students with new programs and projects to enhance and accommodate learning for the upcoming ...
August 06, 2015 09:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back-to-school start dates
Here are the 2015-16 school year start dates for each local high school, according to each school’s or school district’s website or staff: Atlanta Country Day: Aug. 25 Atlanta Girls’: Aug. 12 Atlan...
August 05, 2015 12:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ben Franklin announces leadership change, co-founder’s death
Ben Franklin Academy in DeKalb County Tuesday announced leadership changes and the death of its headmaster and co-founder, Wood Smethurst, Ed.D. Smethurst announced his retirement in June, effectiv...
July 21, 2015 05:47 PM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cobb County superintendent looks back, ahead
As he completes his first school year as the Cobb County School District’s superintendent, Chris Ragsdale said he has a lot to be proud of and much to look forward to in 2015-16. Ragsdale served as...
May 27, 2015 01:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 46 46 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 | 102 102 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 | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster debate team wins Tournament of Champions
The Westminster Schools in Buckhead last week announced its debate team won the Tournament of Champions — the premier national championship for high school policy debate — April 25 through 27 at th...
May 04, 2015 09:49 AM | 0 0 comments | 63 63 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 | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools’ climate star ratings mixed
The Georgia Department of Education Tuesday released its first school climate star ratings, and local schools’ ratings were mixed, ranging from 2 to 5. The 2014 ratings are based on survey results ...
March 16, 2015 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Epstein School names new leader
The Epstein School in Sandy Springs Wednesday announced David Abusch-Magder, Ph.D., will be the new head of school effective July 1. He is currently the head of middle school and assistant head of ...
March 10, 2015 03:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta, Fulton school districts get grants
The State Board of Education Friday announced it has awarded Striving Reader grants to schools in 15 Georgia school districts, including the Atlanta and Fulton County ones. The Cobb County district...
February 28, 2015 01:26 PM | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
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Charity helps teens in abusive relationships
One local man has started a charity to honor his daughter, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. In 2006 Brookhaven resident Andrew Crecente started The Jennifer Ann Crecente Memorial Group Inc. to h...
February 25, 2015 12:55 PM | 1 1 comments | 126 126 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 | 128 128 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 | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
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