Local Education News
Area schools' CCRPI scores mixed
(UPDATED WEDNESDAY AT 5:23 P.M. WITH QUOTES FROM FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT ROBERT AVOSSA AND BRANDON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL KAREN EVANS) The Georgia Department of Education Monday r...
April 21, 2014 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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State school board approves teacher, leader systems
At its monthly meeting Thursday, the State Board of Education adopted a new rule, establishing all school systems and charter schools will implement the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and Leader...
April 03, 2014 06:06 PM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia Common Core fight appears settled for now
Republican lawmakers appear to have settled a roiling fight over national education standards called Common Core. Some Republican lawmakers in Georgia and other states have pushed bills to block th...
March 20, 2014 08:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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3 of 4 local high schools honored for AP scores
Three of the four local public high schools were among the 462 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools named in a report released Monday by the Georgia Department of Education. Campbell High School i...
February 24, 2014 03:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia seniors make strides on AP exams
More Georgia seniors are scoring a 3 or higher – a passing score – on Advanced Placement (AP) exams compared to last year, according to the College Board’s AP Report to the Nation released Monday. ...
February 17, 2014 02:53 PM | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Heritage Prep announces new head of school
(UPDATED TUESDAY AT 1:46 P.M WITH SOO CHANG'S PHOTO, MORE INFO ON WHO HE REPLACED AND HIS BACKGROUND) Heritage Preparatory School in Midtown Monday announced the appointment of the Rev. Soo Chang a...
February 10, 2014 06:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local superintendents talk about snowstorm response
The superintendents of the three local school districts last week each gave statements on their response to the snowstorm that crippled metro Atlanta with gridlock on its roads, forcing some school...
February 05, 2014 03:34 PM | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weber names new head of school
In an email Wednesday, the Doris and Alex Weber Jewish Community High School’s board and head of school search committee announced the appointment of Rabbi Ed Harwitz as the Sandy Springs private s...
February 05, 2014 11:11 AM | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Westminster lower school head to retire; replacement named
In an email Monday to alumni and school supporters, Westminster Schools President Bill Clarkson announced the head of its lower school, Kristi Kerins, will retire at the end of the 2013-14 academic...
February 03, 2014 05:08 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stellar Student: Ben Franklin's Harrison Citron
Ben Franklin Academy sophomore Harrison Citron is making quite a name for himself on campus and beyond. The sophomore maintains a 4.0 GPA while keeping up a demanding extracurricular schedule. It a...
January 30, 2014 01:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Updated: Buckhead’s Heiskell School to close in May
(UPDATED AT 9:07 A.M. MONDAY WITH NEW QUOTES, INFO FROM CYNDIE HEISKELL) After 65 years of educating children, the Heiskell School in Buckhead is closing. Heiskell, a nondenominational independent ...
January 27, 2014 09:07 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deal to propose increase in education spending
Gov. Nathan Deal is set to propose a nearly $547 million increase in state education funding when he submits his budget proposal to state lawmakers. That's according to Deal's spokesman Brian Robin...
January 15, 2014 10:30 AM | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local schools’ graduation rates mixed
(UPDATED AT 3:02 P.M. THURSDAY WITH CORRECTED GRADUATION RATES) Local schools had mixed results when the Georgia Department of Education released its 2013 public high school graduation rates last w...
December 12, 2013 03:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Girls' School honored by Apple
Atlanta Girls’ School Thursday announced it has again been named an Apple Distinguished School for 2013-15, a two-year designation. The Buckhead private school is Georgia’s first one to receive the...
November 14, 2013 06:55 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Atlanta Speech School’s largest fundraiser celebrates 40 years
Hundreds are expected to gather at Capital City Country Club in Brookhaven this Sunday for Atlanta Speech School’s annual Language and Literacy Gala. “It’s a great party but it does have significan...
November 13, 2013 10:53 AM | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Campbell Middle listed as Reward School
The Georgia Department of Education Tuesday released the list of 2013 Reward and Alert Schools as part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and only one loc...
November 12, 2013 10:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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