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State complying with new law on school fundraisers
In response to new federal school nutrition regulations, State School Superintendent John Barge and the Georgia Board of Education Friday announced they are initiating the rule-making process to am...
July 20, 2014 11:22 AM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Most local schools improve on CRCT compared to 2012-13
In the 2013-14 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) school-by-school scores released Tuesday morning by the Georgia Department of Education, local schools had mostly positive results. The t...
July 08, 2014 06:32 PM | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests
Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. State education officials released the results on Wednesday. About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for anal...
July 02, 2014 12:29 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local school districts fare mostly well on CRCT scores
(UPDATED WEDNESDAY AT 6:10 P.M. WITH QUOTES FROM ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS' JOE BLESSING) The Georgia Department of Education released its district-level 2014 Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRC...
June 25, 2014 03:50 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Construction starts on $14M addition to Teasley
Construction started last week on a $14 million, 20-classroom addition for the overcrowded Teasley Elementary School in Smyrna, which serves students in Vinings. Board of Education member Tim Stult...
June 18, 2014 11:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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State's eighth-graders fare better on CRCT
The percentage of Georgia’s eighth-graders exceeding standards in all content-area Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) increased this year, including an 8 percent increase in reading, the ...
June 12, 2014 10:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students, parents say goodbye to Heiskell School
Preschool students and their parents said goodbye to the Heiskell School in Buckhead Friday. The Christian school for children in preschool through eighth grade announced in January it is closing t...
May 16, 2014 01:14 PM | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math
An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil." What could be so horrible? Grade-school m...
May 15, 2014 12:34 PM | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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2014 graduation ceremonies
Editor’s note: the following list of graduation ceremonies was compiled based on information from the schools’ websites and their staff. School: Date, Location Atlanta Girls’ School: Saturday at 2 ...
May 14, 2014 03:09 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area schools' CCRPI scores mixed
(UPDATED THURSDAY AT 2:29 P.M. WITH QUOTES FROM ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT ERROLL B. DAVIS JR.) The Georgia Department of Education Monday released the second College and Career Ready Pe...
April 21, 2014 04:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 12 12 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 | 18 18 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 | 24 24 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 | 13 13 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 | 13 13 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 | 18 18 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 | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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